From the crystal waters of Lake James to the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, we are proud of McDowell County’s natural beauty, low cost-of-living, lack of congestion, and can-do community spirit. Uniquely situated amid 67,000 acres of undisturbed forest land yet close to major cities, McDowell County offers an energetic and growing commercial sector, a budding agri-tourism industry, and a range of events and activities in which to partake.
The Chamber works closely with local and regional governments, area business owners, and community organizations to support economic growth and encourage community involvement. Since 1957, we have been working to create a community that respects its history and natural resources while utilizing innovative ideas and practices to move boldly into the future. See our Highlights of Achievements!
Whether you’re here on vacation, looking to relocate, or just passing through, we invite you to explore McDowell County’s past and present and encourage you to develop your own list of favorite pastimes. Please drop by the Visitor’s Center to let us know how we can help you make your local adventures even more memorable.
Area chambers partner to host six-county business expo at WNC Ag Center in August
Henry Ford said that "working together was success." We couldn't agree more and that's why we are excited to bring you the first, region-wide business expo hosted by McDowell, Asheville, Transylvania/Brevard, Haywood, and Henderson chambers of commerce on August 8, 2018, from 11-4 p.m. at the Western Carolina Ag Center. The Business Expo features products and services from local businesses and organizations throughout Western North Carolina.
Partnerships are a integral part in allowing the Chamber to serve its members.
In addition to the programs and classes we provide, we reach out and establish relationships and partnerships with local, regional, and national, business-focused organizations. We work earnestly to identify, create, and nurture these partnerships in order to expand the resource pool for our members.
The Chamber celebrates the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Artesana Ice Cream
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