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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.

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The Rutherford County Economic Development Commission developed a Business Retention and Expansion Program with a mission to promote the continued growth and prosperity of Rutherford County Employers. The program is specifically focused on the needs of local businesses to help them become stronger and more efficient. The success and long-term growth of existing industries is vital to Rutherford County’s economy. 

The Business Retention and Expansion Program – WORK, GROW, THRIVE! is designed to assist local companies in:
  • Solving specific problems related to infrastructure, workforce, government services, and other related issues.
  • Connecting allies that provide services and programs in areas such as training, grants, financing, government contracting, technical assistance, export/international trade.
  • Supporting business expansion needs including financing, tax credits, utility and infrastructure support, worker training and recruiting.
  • Providing custom research and current data on business and statistical information such as area demographics, wage information, occupational and other trends.
  • Encouraging communication in the business community through visits, networking opportunities, press releases and focused seminars.
Rutherford County Economic Development is your one-stop portal to programs and resources offered through partnerships with local, regional, and state allies which may help your business WORK, GROW, THRIVE! 

To schedule a visit for your business or to learn more about the Business Retention and Expansion Program - WORK, GROW, THRIVE! contact Rutherford County Economic Development at (828) 287-6200

Manufactured in North Carolina is a searchable directory created to showcase the capabilities and innovations of North Carolina’s manufacturers to business-to-business markets nationally and globally.  Any manufacturer physically located in the State of North Carolina is eligible to enroll. Every enrollee is validated and approved prior to publishing their new company profile. Make MNC your first source for finding and initially vetting new suppliers! 

Signing up to the Manufactured in NC (MNC) directory takes only a few minutes. Upon submission, you will be sent a user name and password so you can update your entry at any time.  If you are in a hurry, you can complete only the First Name, Last Name, Company Name and Email fields at this time and return later to update.

Extend your company's visibility and manufacturing capabilities by enrolling for FREE in Manufactured in North Carolina. 

ManufacturedNC.com is sponsored by NC State University Industrial Extension Service.

Throughout the course of the year, the Economic Development Commission plans several events to interact and network with Existing Industry.  Events include:

  • Existing Industry Visits – Business Retention and Expansion Program WORK, GROW, THRIVE!  established to promote the continued growth and prosperity of Rutherford County employers. 
  • Focused Seminars
  • Roundtable discussions