Polk County, North Carolina
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.
Latest Past Events
Economic Tourism Development Commission MeetingWomack Building 40 Courthouse Street, Columbus
Quarterly Board Meeting
Short Survey to determine local business needs – Covid-19
Polk County is conducting a survey to get information about local businesses and non-profits’ recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This information will be used to possibly develop […]
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.
Explore & Learn
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.
Opening a new business can be complicated. Learn what steps are required to open your business in Polk County, NC.
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
Tryon Voted Best Place to Raise Children
Top Ten Best Places to Live in Rural America
US News & World Report
Polk County High School voted Top 100 High schools in America