WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA is centrally located in the Eastern United States within a day’s drive of 50% of the U.S. population.  Waiting your arrival here is a highly productive, skilled and available workforce in a right-to-work state, an advanced transportation and rapidly expanding digital infrastructure, business-friendly local govenments and utilities, vendors and suppliers representing today’s leading industry clusters, and some of the nation’s finest and most affordable buildings and sites.

Riverstone Business Park Forest City NC

Riverstone Business Park

RiverStone is a modern, planned business park located in the foothills of Western North Carolina. The park is located adjacent to the recently 4-laned US Highway 221. It is strategically located between I-85, I-26, and US-74, providing one-day truck shipping to a significant portion of the eastern... Read more...
Coats American Building in Marble, NC

Coats American Building

The Coats American Building located near Murphy, NC is a 253,000 square foot facility that is expandable to 500,000 square feet. The building has been very well maintained. Access to onsite substation that supplies 20 MVA. Water and sewer are municipal supplied. Contact Tom Johnson for more... Read more...
Well's Site in Forest City NC

Well's Property

Data center site with close proximity to Facebook and Western NC Data Center. The site is comprised of 42.25 total acres, with 31.83 acres developable. Electric provided by Duke Energy; Water & Waste Water by the Town of Forest City. View the full data sheet here Contact Tom Johnson for more... Read more...
Beaverdam Industrial Park

Beaverdam Industrial Park

This 10 acre property is located within minutes of I-40, and is pre-graded and ready for development. It is located near Interstate 40, within a certified industrial park. Electricity provided by Progress Energy; Natural Gas provided by PSNC; Telecommunications provided by AT&T; Water provided... Read more...
Spectrum Building

Spectrum Building

Located on a 32 acre site, the Spectrum building is in excellent condition, with all utilities and telecommunications services in place. Conveniently located off of 221, and less than 1 mile from I-40. View the full data sheet here. Contact Tom Johnson for more information or call him at 828.687.... Read more...
Alleghany County NC Map

Alleghany County

Alleghany County possesses an abundance of natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation with the bordering New River and Blue Ridge Parkway. Alleghany borders Virginia to the north and is convenient to the North Carolina Piedmont and the I-77 corridor. Read more...
Ashe County NC Map

Ashe County

At an elevation of 3,000 feet, Ashe County is the northwestern-most county in North Carolina, bordering Tennessee and Virginia, with a population of 27,600. Residents enjoy four distinct and beautiful seasons here, with access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the New River and the Mount Jefferson and New River state parks. Read more...
Avery County, NC Map

Avery County

Avery County is nestled in the majesty of the Appalachian Mountains. At an elevation 3,621 feet, its county seat has the highest elevation of any east of the Rockies. A diverse community, Avery has resources available to businesses of all sizes, including planning assistance, demographic data and accessible financing. Read more...
Buncombe County, NC Map

Buncombe County

Long known as a mountain retreat, Asheville in Buncombe County has emerged as a hot spot for business, innovation and technology offering the right foundation and public/private partnerships to launch and grow successful companies. Buncombe's uniquely balanced economy also provides a highly educated workforce. Read more...
Burke County, NC Map

Burke County

Burke County is home to more than 90,000 people. Part of the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir MSA, Burke is located only 65 miles from Charlotte and Asheville. Known as the gateway to the Blue Ridge, Burke offers countless outdoor activities, public parks, recreational facilities, cultural events, and music and art venues. Read more...
Caldwell County, NC Map

Caldwell County

Caldwell County encompasses 470 square miles, stretching from the rolling foothills on the southern end to the nearly 6,000-foot Blue Ridge peaks in the north. With a population of more than 83,000, Caldwell is responding to the needs of a 21st century economy, from manufacturing to high tech to pharmaceuticals. Read more...
Cherokee County, NC Map

Cherokee County

Cherokee County encompasses the communities of Murphy, Andrews and Brasstown. Home to world-class industry such as Snap-On Tools, Moog Components Group, TEAM Industries and others, it is located between the Nantahala and Ocoee rivers, where the world’s best kayakers and rafters compete, just 2-1/2 hours from Atlanta. Read more...
Clay County, NC Map

Clay County

Clay County is ideally located within two hours from Asheville, North Carolina; Greenville, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee. Lake Chatuge, the Blue Ridge Mountains and other nearby picturesque locales provide the perfect backdrop for exciting activities of all kinds. Read more...
Graham County, NC Map

Graham County

Two-thirds of beautiful Graham County is national forest lands, including the old growth forest, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. Home of Stanley Furniture Co’s Young America wood furnishings manufacturer, Graham also served as a film location for "Nell," starring Jodie Foster and "The Fugitive," with Harrison Ford. Read more...
Haywood County, NC Map

Haywood County

Haywood County boasts 554 scenic square miles, including portions of the Pisgah National Forest, Shining Rock Wilderness, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Haywood County is home to a workforce of over 26,900 employees and a diversified economic base. It was the first Certified Entrepreneurial Community(R) in the nation. Read more...
Henderson County, NC Map

Henderson County

Companies that call Henderson County home enjoy many competitive advantages. Skilled workers, top K-12 schools, one of the lowest tax rates in North Carolina, exceptional quality of life, and the lack of unionized manufacturing labor combine to create a business-friendly and strategic location. Read more...
Jackson County, NC Map

Jackson County

Jackson County has both beautiful natural environments and a well-educated, hard-working population. The county’s outstanding educational institutions provide training for a knowledgeable workforce, all while having access to the best fly fishing in the eastern US and Broadway plays at Western Carolina University. Read more...
Macon County, NC Map

Macon County

Located in the "center of it all" in the southwestern North Carolina mountains, Macon County offers businesses world-class fiber, training facilities, an airport and more. Surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest with a multitude of recreational opportunities, Macon also offers a relaxing pace of life. Read more...
Madison County, NC Map

Madison County

Just 20 minutes from Asheville, Madison County boasts over 55,000 acres of National Forest, the Appalachian Trail, and the world’s third oldest river, the French Broad. Several manufacturers and small businesses call Madison home, as does Mars Hill University, which provides education and support services to the area. Read more...
McDowell County, NC Map

McDowell County

There are many reasons to call McDowell County home, such as a quality workforce, top-rated educational system, community assets and an ideal location. Blessed with many great attributes, McDowell County is close to I-40 & US 221, has excellent railroad service and is near both regional and international airports. Read more...
Mitchell County, NC Map

Mitchell County

Mitchell County offers families and businesses an able and dedicated workforce, good schools, a leading community college, an award-winning hospital and medical clinics, a diverse economic climate, supportive local governments, and natural beauty that provides multiple outdoor recreation opportunities. Read more...
Polk County, NC Map

Polk County

Situated in the mild Isothermal Belt in the foothills of the Appalachian mountain chain, Polk County is rich in history and natural assets. A center of equestrian activity, outdoor adventure, viticulture, arts and history, Polk County is conveniently positioned to offer rural bliss coupled with big-city access. Read more...
Rutherford County, NC Map

Rutherford County

Home to a Facebook data center, Rutherford County has a robust infrastructure, unparalleled beauty, award-winning healthcare, cutting-edge education and family-friendly communities. Beautiful Lake Lure is still remembered as filming location of "Dirty Dancing," while "Last of the Mohicans" was made at Chimney Rock. Read more...
Swain County, NC Map

Swain County

Geographically, Swain County is spectacular. Much of it lies within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including its highest peak, Clingmans Dome. Four scenic rivers - the Nantahala, the Tuckasegee, the Oconaluftee and the Little Tennessee - form the sprawling Lake Fontana, west of Bryson City, the county seat. Read more...
Transylvania County, NC Map

Transylvania County

Transylvania County is a unique blend of connectivity: electronic, business and natural. For enthusiasts of mountain biking, camping, canoeing, fishing and hiking, it is nestled in the midst of national and state forests with vast trail networks. For the culture-oriented, it is the home of the Brevard Music Center. Read more...
Watauga County, NC Map

Watauga County

Watauga County is the commercial and financial hub of Northwestern North Carolina. Located less than two hours from international airports, it is home to Appalachian State University, a major regional institution. The county is blessed with breathtaking mountain scenery, clear streams and cool summer temperatures. Read more...
Wilkes County, NC Map

Wilkes County

Wilkes County is situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along US-421, a major four-lane highway connecting to I-77 and I-40 to the east. Home to Tyson Foods and Lowe's Home Improvement, the county has historically been a hub of activity for agricultural business, manufacturing and entrepreneurship. Read more...
Yancey County, NC Map

Yancey County

With the highest average of elevation of any county in North Carolina, Yancey County is known for its scenic beauty. It offers a safe environment with good housing, job opportunities, leisure time, good telecommunications, education and care facilities, low crime rates, and a commute that takes minutes, not hours. Read more...

Surface application manufacturer to bring 30 jobs to WNC; AdvantageWest assists with location search

As the initial contact and liaison with XO.STEEL, AdvantageWest worked for several months to help the company realize the benefits of locating in Western North Carolina. Raw material will be processed, manufactured, palletized and shipped to end users globally. Read more...

Area Development Online publishes an announcement from XO.Steel, LLC

AdvantageWest is mentioned in this article about XO.STEEL, LLC, a company that has announced plans to construct an 8,000 square foot manufacturing facility in McDowell County, creating 30 jobs. Read more...

Defense Manufacturer Expanding in Buncombe County

Kearfott Corporation, a full service design, manufacturing and support center for a variety of guidance and navigation systems for commercial and military applications, announces expansion plans at its Western NC manufacturing operations in Black Mountain, creating 75 jobs and an investment of approximately $11.8 million. Read more...
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Leading manufacturer of custom air handling equipment to located new facility in region

Team Air, Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom air handling equipment for commercial and industrial applications, will locate a new manufacturing facility in Rutherford County, creating 70 jobs and investing $4.2 million. Read more...

Mitchell County Economic Development Commission wins grant

The Mitchell County Economic Development Commission has been awarded a grant from Duke Energy’s Community Investment Fund of $14,400 to develop a preliminary engineering report for a proposed Certified Industrial Site in the Altapass community. Read more...

BalsamWest FiberNet invests in new telecommunications facility

Establishing this collocation facility in Graham County is the first step in BalsamWest’s plan to make mission critical applications available to companies in the Robbinsville area. Read more...
Buck Stove Corporation

Buck Stove Corporation

Spruce Pine - Mitchell County

30-50 jobs and $1 million investment



East Flat Rock - Henderson County

15-20 jobs and $2.35 million investment


Old Fort - McDowell County

30 jobs and $350,000 investment