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.

Mark Your Calendar

Thank you to our 2019 Annual Sponsors

McDowell Matters

It's Riverfest Time!

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for; the 16th annual Catawba RiverFest will take place Sept. 21. It’s going to be a fantastic day highlighting conservation, community and our community’s businesses. Join us to celebrate the park system here in the Catawba River Basin and its critical importance to the quality of life we all enjoy.

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Get Tickets To the Lake House Luau!

Aloha! Get ready for a maikai manawa (good time in Hawaiian)!
Find your best tropical shirt and join us on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 5:00-10:30 at the Marion Lake Club for our Lake House Luau!

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Local Wins Bigfoot Dream Ride

The Chamber is proud to announce that local resident and former NC Works employee Mary Ledbetter of Pleasant Gardens won the Bigfoot Dream Ride that was auctioned off at the 2nd annual Bigfoot Festival on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

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Welcome New Members!

Programs & Services