Polk County’s rural atmosphere and serene natural beauty will be vigorously protected. Visionary and pragmatic county and municipal governments will work together in a cooperative manner as they continue to enhance the quality of life for all Polk County citizens.
Purpose of the Office of Economic Development
To advise the Board of County Commissioners regarding policies and actions that support the Mission of Polk County Economic Development.
Volunteer for the Economic & Tourism Development Commission (ETDC) as we organize for Polk County’s journey to economic prosperity. The ETDC meets quarterly.
About Polk County
Polk County, North Carolina is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. It is positioned in the transitional area between the Piedmont and the mountains. Polk County is bordered to the south-southeast by Spartanburg County, South Carolina; north and east by Rutherford County, North Carolina; south southwest by Greenville County, South Carolina, and to the west, Henderson County, North Carolina. The county is approximately 25 minutes north of Spartanburg, 45 minutes south of Asheville, 90 minutes west of Charlotte, and 3 hours north of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Polk County is situated in the thermal belt, a region that experiences a climate phenomenon in which temperature inversions occur.