There’s a strong, old-fashioned bond between business and community here in Polk County. Our towns bustle with small, medium, and a few large companies providing products and services. If you’re considering launching your own business here, you’ll find an eager workforce as well as regional economic development agencies that encourage entrepreneurial spirit while they support existing...
Because Polk County is an area of rapidly increasing international attention and part of the I-26 Asheville to Spartanburg corridor. We hold 40% of the Greenville, SC BMW plant 65-mile radius local purchasing area and are in the center of the developing southeastern United States mega-region. Polk County offers access to major medical facilities located in Greenville, Spartanburg, Hendersonville,...
North Carolina now has one third of the early colleges in the United States. Harvard honored NC with an award for education innovation. North Carolina has a AAA bond rating and was named one of the Top Three places to do business in the United States. North Carolina has the third largest, most successful community college system in the US. 51,000 North Carolina students have received MicroSoft...
Connectivity plays a vital role in the life of business in Our Polk. Telecommunications, fiber, wired and wireless connections all provide the powerful 21st century ingredients for increased capacity and enhanced prosperity. Windstream, Charter Communications, ePolk and Pangaea have all made major investments in our technology infrastructure by strategically routing their high-tech architecture through...
Polk County is located in Zone 7 of the USDA plant hardiness zone map. Elevation in the county range from 720 feet to 3,239 feet so some micro climates exist. In the foothills of the county, many residents successfully grow many Zone 8 shrubs with some winter protection provided. The first frost is normally October 15th and the last frost date is April 20th, giving Polk a 26 week frost free growing season...
90 minutes- Keeps business moving Our Polk has fast access to three major growing metropolitan areas, Asheville, Charlotte, and Greenville/Spartanburg and is positioned in the heart of Carolinas Golden Gateway. Our position in the region makes us the ideal location for business, research, industry, and the arts. Polk County is located in the western part of the State of North Carolina in the foothills of...
The county and municipal leadership in Our Polk are dedicated to serving the community. Whether you prefer living in a rural mountain environment, in a pastoral horse farm setting, an older historic neighborhood in a small foothills town, or a country club community — Our Polk provides a lifestyle that is comfortable and surprisingly affordable. Our Polk, with five townships and three...
Opportunities Abound in Polk County
Polk County, nestled in the foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, offers a perfect four-seasons setting for small businesses, entrepreneurs, agri-businesses, living and raising families. We are quietly located in the midst of the Piedmont-Atlantic Mega Region in the Interstate 85 and Interstate 26 corridors offering a host of business and commerce resources and a remarkable quality of life.
Certified Entrepreneurial Community
Industrial Park with Interstate Access
Part of Foreign Trade Zone #57
28 Miles from Asheville Regional Airport
38 Miles from GSP International Airport
78 Miles from Charlotte International Airport
30 Miles from SC Inland Port
9 Miles from Norfolk-Southern Railroad
Fiber-Optic Broadband Network
Top-Rated County School System
Isothermal Community College
Retired Business Executive Mentors (SCORE)
St. Luke’s Community Hospital
General & Specialty Medical Practices
Rural Agricultural Heritage & Producing Farms
Modern Vineyards & Aware Winning Wineries
World-Class Equestrian Destinations
Fine Arts Center & Producing Crafters
Unlimited Outdoor Recreation
Polk County is ready to assist current businesses, re-locating businesses,
new businesses, and ideas becoming a business reality. Contact us.
Polk County Office of Economic Development 20 East Mills Street – PO Box 308 – Columbus, NC 28722 828-894-2895 – www.polkedc.com