McDowell County Welcome Center

Positioning for Success

Providing businesses with the resources, services,  and advocacy for economic growth through active community engagement.

Positioning for Success

Providing businesses with the resources, services,  and advocacy for economic growth through active community engagement.

Positioning for Success

Providing businesses with the resources, services,  and advocacy for economic growth through active community engagement.

Positioning for Success

Providing businesses with the resources, services,  and advocacy for economic growth through active community engagement.

Welcome to the McDowell County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center!

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.

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.

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Thank you to our 2019 Annual Sponsors

McDowell Matters

Jobs Available in McDowell County

There are several businesses here in McDowell County that are searching for quality employees for a variety of positions. Check out our Job Postings page to find the perfect position!

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Get The Kids Outside This Summer!

Bring family and friends to one of North Carolina's most popular state parks for a variety of activities. Go swimming and sunbathing or enjoy a quiet picnic along the lakeshore. Boat, water ski or fish in the lake's cool mountain waters, or take a walk on the wild side and enjoy the beautiful forest wildflowers and abundant wildlife along park trails. Of course, you just may find that your favorite thing to do at Lake James is simply relaxing.

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The Balance of Giving Back

We all understand the importance of balance in our lives. In today's breakneck, do-it-all world, it's equally important to understand that doing--for the sake of doing--is not balance. It's more about finding something that rewards our sense of belonging. Doing something for our community that we are passionate about whether it be kids, animals, or food security, or health, creates relationships and in turn, gives us a sense of belonging. Take a look at our area nonprofits and see where you can get plugged into one that gives back--in a big way!

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Welcome New Members!

Programs & Services