Welcome To McDowell!

Welcome To McDowell!

From the crystal waters of Lake James to the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, we are proud of McDowell Countyís 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 youíre here on vacation, looking to relocate, or just passing through, we invite you to explore McDowell Countyís past and present and encourage you to develop your own list of favorite pastimes. Please drop by the Visitorís Center to let us know how we can help you make your local adventures even more memorable.

Steve Bush
Executive Director


Thank you to our Executive Sponsors for 2018...
Click on the graphics to visit our sponsors

Blackbeard Outdoor World

FEATURED EVENTS

Positioning for Success

Holiday After Hours

Holiday After Hours

Chamber celebrates new members and awards others at annual after hours event.

The holiday cheer was in full swing at Tom Johnson's Camping World where the McDowell Chamber of Commerce presented four area businesses with the coveted Tom Johnson Entrepreneurship Award at its Holiday After Hours Thursday, December 13, 2018.

READ MORE
WATCH THE VIDEO!


Know How New Tax Laws Affect Your Business

Know How New Tax Laws Affect Your Business

Governement shutdown and new tax laws means business owners need to be more diligent than normal.

Itís tax time; well, not quite yet. There are significant actions yet to happen before 2019's tax filing season can get underway. So, whatís going on?


READ MORE


Growing Together

Growing Together

How our community works together to help businesses succeed!

We've had quite a few success stories of late telling the brave and often inspiring tales of bright, focused entrepreneurs lighting up empty storefronts with open signs and welcome mats. The revitalization of our Main Street and beyond has been front page news for some time now. 

READ MORE


News You Need!

News You Need!

Get the latest local and national business news

From national business news to the local stories, the Chamber's news feature has the stories impacting your business. Stay up to date on tax law, workshops, openings, and more! 

READ MORE


Your Chamber by The Numbers

Your Chamber by The Numbers

See how the Chamber and the community are doing.

Coming soon: the growth numbers for 2018! STAY TUNED! 
We've seen new businesses open, celebrated the growth of others, and witnessed record numbers of people from all over the country visiting our site. As we track our growth each year, we want you to know how we are doing and how our community as a whole is doing. Check out our Year in Review! 

READ MORE


Welcome To Our Newest Members

Thank you for joining!

Join us in welcoming our newest members of the McDowell Chamber of Commerce! 



Baxter is Hiring!
Marion RV Show

LINC Program
Tuition Ddiscount Program

Go 2 McDowell
Like us on Facebook and find out the very latest... first!