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Nestled in the foothills of Western North Carolina, Rutherford County boasts breathtaking views of rolling mountains in a rural setting complete with abundant open space, natural forests, lakes and farm land.
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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

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...

June 21, 2019

Rutherford County Is Awarded Three Building Reuse Grants

On June 21, 2019, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland announced that Rutherford County was awarded...

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Meet Our Team!

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