Polk County, North Carolina
Economic Development

Polk County is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. The community is regionally positioned and home to a variety of cultural and heritage opportunities. Combine that with striking views, small towns, one of the top school systems in the state, outdoor recreation, and rich agricultural land. Polk County is an attractive destination to work, live and play.

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We value community, history, heritage, hospitality – and we understand business.

Come explore the small business opportunities in Polk County. Our leaders work hard to make Polk County an easy and ideal place to start, relocate, conduct and grow businesses. The Office of Economic Development partners with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the state’s community college system to assist with recruitment and custom training programs to businesses in the county.

We offer new and expanding companies the assistance and support of a community dedicated to sensible growth and regional cooperation.

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Business Snapshots

We have a thriving community of terrific locally owned businesses. Take a look at what Polk County has to offer.

Living in Polk County

Find out where the locals go for fun, food, and relaxation in Polk County, NC.

Resource Guide

Opening a new business can be complicated. Learn what steps are required to open your business in Polk County, NC.

Polk Tourism

With so many sites to see, you may need to extend your vacation. Come see what Polk County, NC has to offer.

Western Hourseman Magazine

Top Five Horse Communities

Bloomberg News

Tryon Voted Best Place to Raise Children

Progressive Farmer

Top Ten Best Places to Live in Rural America

US News & World Report

Polk County High School voted Top 100 High schools in America