Polk County, nestled in the foothills of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, offers a perfect four-seasons setting for small businesses, entrepreneurs, agri-businesses, living and raising families.  We are quietly located in the midst of the Piedmont-Atlantic Mega Region in the Interstate 85 and Interstate 26 corridors, offering a host of business and commerce resources and a remarkable quality of life.

Polk County View
  • Certified Entrepreneurial Community
  • Industrial Park with Interstate Access
  • Part of Foreign Trade Zone #57
  • 28 Miles from Asheville Regional Airport
  • 38 Miles from GSP International Airport
  • 78 Miles from Charlotte International Airport
  • 30 Miles from SC Inland Port
  • Fiber-Optic Broadband Network
  • Top-Rated School System - High School Ranked #2 in State
  • Isothermal Community College - Ranked #17 in U.S.
  • Retired Business Executive Mentors (SCORE)
  • St. Luke's Community Hospital
  • General & Specialty Medical Practices
  • Rural Agricultural Heritage & Producing Farms
  • Modern Vineyards & Award-Winning Wineries
  • World-Class Equestrian Destinations
  • Fine Arts Center & Producing Crafters
  • Retirement Communities
  • Unlimited Outdoor Recreation

Polk County is ready to assist current businesses, re-locating businesses, new businesses and ideas becoming a business reality.

Polk County Office of Business Development
20 East Mills Street - PO Box 308
Columbus, NC 28722
828-894-2895