CCED Saves Site Selectors Time

skilled worker at Bemis plasticsRelocate or expand your business in Caldwell County to benefit from the expertise and customized solutions the Caldwell County Economic Development (CCED) team delivers. We’ll save you countless hours of research and analysis by providing a complete listing of commercial properties and a complement of personalized "one-stop-shop" services, all at no cost or obligation. You’re in good hands with CCED!

Caldwell County has available and affordable buildings, rail-served sites and the new Evergreene Industrial Park. Grants for building renovations, job creation and workforce development are also available. Here, you can move in faster, have generous incentive opportunities, get worker recruitment and training help and pay less to operate your business than you would in nearby communities. Since 2009, over 4.2 million square feet of industrial space has been renovated and sold. We have over half a million square feet of commercial space still available.

Contact CCED today for the most accurate inventory of Caldwell County’s available commercial and industrial properties!

“Finding an area that had already been chosen by Google as a data center location, with a megawatt-scale infrastructure, was a win-win combination for us. With the county’s help, we renovated an existing facility and had an operational data center in six months. Seeing Apple announce its nearby data center shortly thereafter reaffirmed our belief that Caldwell County is one of the best locations on the East Coast to build and operate a data center.” CentriLogic


Caldwell County Advantages at a Glance

  • NC #1 Business, CNBC
  • NC #2 Access to Capital, CNBC
  • NC #1 South Atlantic State for Sustainability, Site Selection
  • Labor pool of over 172,000
  • Traffic counts: 12 locations show >30,000 vehicles/day
  • 500,000+ sq. ft. available commercial space
  • New 34-acre Evergreene Industrial Park
  • No- or low-cost workforce & entrepreneurial support
  • Extensive broadband coverage
  • Generous incentives and tax credits
  • No inventory or intangibles taxes
  • Low or no municipal income taxes
  • Industrial revenue bond financing
  • Free Trade Zone #57
  • Logistic advantages: location, transportation & infrastructure
  • Appealing quality of life amenities

Access the Caldwell County Key Indicators Report to learn more.

CCED Focus for the Future: Industrial Parks 

Aerial map of the Evergreene Industrial ParkWhile our robust incentives will continue, industrial site development will be our future focus for growth. Caldwell County Economic Development (CCED), in partnership with a municipality, has broken ground on Evergreene Industrial Park to convert an old sawmill. This is our first county-owned industrial park in recent years. Through grants, CCED will extend adjacent water, sewer and broadband infrastructure to the site. Contact CCED for further details.

Evergreene Industrial Park  

  • Approx. 34 acres
  • Room for up to 6 buildings; possibility of combining parcels for a >150,000 square foot facility
  • Water, sewer and broadband is site adjacent; grants will extend infrastructure to the property
  • Near rail
  • Adjacent to other industry

Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area

Caldwell County is part of the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), an important economic hub for Western North Carolina. With a total population of over 365,000 people and a labor pool of over 172,000, the foundations of the regional economy include furniture making, textiles, data centers, biotechnology and food processing industries. Through the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) #57 program, companies are able to defer, reduce or eliminate Customs duties on products admitted to the zone.
Access the Western Piedmont Council of Governments Economic Indicators Newsletter for data and trends.