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Welcome to Rutherford County, North Carolina!
Our central location along the eastern seaboard
of the United States is a strategic advantage for
business success.

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Ready for Development!

Gateway West Commerce Park is a shovel-ready development, owned by Rutherford County and developed for high quality advanced manufacturing, automotive and technology opportunities. Over 17 acres are pre-graded and available to reduce time, risk and cost for your project. Click here for more information.

Press Releases

September 8, 2020

Wells, Jenkins & Wells Makes the Cut

Forest City, NC – Rutherford County Economic Development is pleased to announce that Wells, Jenkins & Wells, headquartered in Rutherford County, NC, has been awarded the Increasing...

May 1, 2020

Facebook to Award $200,000 to Small Businesses in Rutherford County

Forest City, NC   May 01 , 2020 — Rutherford County Economic Development and Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Facebook, have announced...

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Meet Our Team!

Birgit Dilgert
Economic Development Executive Director
Stephanie Rzonca
Business Development Coodinator
Jessica Keever
Economic Development Specialist