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

Burkes Outlet Moves To Ingles Center

The line of eager shoppers flowed into the parking lot at the recent grand Re-Opening of the Burkes Outlet store on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 9 a.m.

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Shoe Sensation Opens in Marion!

Shoe Sensation, a regional chain of name brand family shoes, opened its doors to a line of eager customers at its recent grand opening celebration. The store boasts thousands of national brands for the whole family as well as community outreach programs and voucher programs.

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Agritourism Offers Farmers Income Alternatives

Leaf season travelers are here and one of the most popular activities visitors look for are unique farm experiences to enhance their mountain escapades. From sheep shearing festivals to hayrides, and apple picking, is your farm taking advantage of Agritourism?

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Welcome New Members!

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