Situated near the mid-point between Boston and Miami, Caldwell County is within a day’s trucking distance of most major markets in the eastern U.S.
From 900 feet above sea level to 5,964 feet, the elevation of Caldwell County, North Carolina rises a breathtaking 575%. From the foothills of the Blue Ridge to some of its loftiest peaks, from the bustling Hickory metro area to remote and isolated wilderness, it’s the largest elevation change of any county in the Tar Heel State.
But it’s not just the gorgeous landscape that rises here. These days, economic opportunity is rising for an ever more diverse array of businesses. Long renowned for manufacturing prowess, Caldwell County is fast becoming a magnet for the likes of technology and information based companies, business services, and food processors and distributors, too.
When you factor in our affordability, strategic location, generous incentives, nationally renowned job training and wonderful lifestyle — not to mention the many benefits of one of America’s top business states — it’s easy to see why Caldwell County is rising to the top of more and more site selection lists.
Caldwell County has “the most pro-business climate on this planet.”
- Woodgrain Millwork Treasurer Steve Atkinson, November 2012
“Lenoir has been selected as one of the top small market cities in the country for high-technology manufacturing in an independent study conducted by a national site selection consultant. Lenoir had the lowest projected annual operating costs when compared to 44 other cities across the country. Lenoir is one of the top-three markets for high-tech manufacturing.”
- Boyd Group Site Consultants