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

Celebrating 20 Years Of Employing McDowell

It was a great day for a celebration at the Catawba Valley Staffing this week as Chamber Board Chair Walt Bagwell and city officials Freddie Killough and Ann Harkey honored the crew on its milestone of 20 years of service to McDowell County! Check out the video!

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Get A Taste Of The Sweet Life

“Sweet Treats of the Carolinas Festival” will take place April 20, 2019 right on Main St. in downtown “Mayberry-like” Marion, North Carolina. The festival is family oriented, spotlighting vendors from all around and their sweet delicious treats. It will also include nonprofit organizations, as well as booths for local and regional artisans to display and sell their creations.

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When NO is Good For Business

Trying to do too much and trying to do it perfectly will lead you to mediocrity and drain your energy faster than it drains your bank account.

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Welcome New Members!

Programs & Services