Welcome To McDowell!

Welcome To McDowell!

From the crystal waters of Lake James to the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, we are proud of McDowell County’s natural beauty, low cost-of-living, lack of congestion, and can-do community spirit. Uniquely situated amid 67,000 acres of undisturbed forest land yet close to major cities, McDowell County offers an energetic and growing commercial sector, a budding agri-tourism industry, and a range of events and activities in which to partake.

The Chamber works closely with local and regional governments, area business owners, and community organizations to support economic growth and encourage community involvement. Since 1957, we have been working to create a community that respects its history and natural resources while utilizing innovative ideas and practices to move boldly into the future.  See our Highlights of Achievements! 

Whether you’re here on vacation, looking to relocate, or just passing through, we invite you to explore McDowell County’s past and present and encourage you to develop your own list of favorite pastimes. Please drop by the Visitor’s Center to let us know how we can help you make your local adventures even more memorable.

Steve Bush
Executive Director


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FEATURED EVENTS

Positioning for Success

Region-Wide Business Expo

Region-Wide Business Expo

Area chambers partner to host six-county business expo at WNC Ag Center in August

Henry Ford said that "working together was success." We couldn't agree more and that's why we are excited to bring you the first, region-wide business expo hosted by McDowell, Asheville, Transylvania/Brevard, Haywood, and Henderson chambers of commerce on August 8, 2018, from 11-4 p.m. at the Western Carolina Ag Center. The Business Expo features products and services from local businesses and organizations throughout Western North Carolina.


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Providing Resources For Our Businesses

Providing Resources For Our Businesses

Partnerships are a integral part in allowing the Chamber to serve its members.

In addition to the programs and classes we provide, we reach out and establish relationships and partnerships with local, regional, and national, business-focused organizations. We work earnestly to identify, create, and nurture these partnerships in order to expand the resource pool for our members.


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Main Street Just Got A Little Sweeter!

Main Street Just Got A Little Sweeter!

The Chamber celebrates the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Artesana Ice Cream

Join us on July 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the grand opening of Artesana located at 79 South Main Street in downtown Marion. Discover the creative and delicious hand-crafted flavors of ice cream at our town's first authentic artisan ice cream shop. Taste and see how sweet Main Street can be! 

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Oh No, My Air Conditioner Is Out!

Oh No, My Air Conditioner Is Out!

Find a reputable company you can depend on.

With temperatures reaching record highs, the last thing we want is for our air conditioner to break down. When you need a heat and air professional you can depend on at a fair price, the Chamber can help. From seasonal upkeep to major repair and replacement, don't sweat it, give our professionals a call. 

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Your Chamber by The Numbers

Your Chamber by The Numbers

See how the Chamber and the community are doing.

We've seen new businesses open, celebrated the growth of others, and witnessed record numbers of people from all over the country visiting our site. As we track our growth each year, we want you to know how we are doing and how our community as a whole is doing. Check out our Year in Review! 

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Welcome To Our Newest Members

Thank you for joining!

Join us in welcoming our newest members of the McDowell Chamber of Commerce! 



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