Rutherford County North Carolina

Open for Business!

As you travel along US-74 near Forest City, you’ll see the new Facebook Data Center under construction. Rutherford County has what Facebook needs to keep their business growing. Over the past year, companies such as Horsehead Corporation, Ameridial, Inc., and others have discovered this as well. Our combination of natural beauty, easy access, fiber-optic internet connectivity, and workforce readiness makes Rutherford County a great location for your business!

Facebook Data Center Under Construction

Rutherford County is served by US Highways 64, 74, and 221. US-74 provides convenient access to Interstates 26 and 85, as well as one of the most scenic and least congested major thoroughfares in the state. US-64 and US-221 offer additional access to I-40 and I-85, as well as to scenic retreats such as Lake Lure and North Carolina ski resorts. US-74 Business serves as a connector for the Tri-Cities area of Forest City, Spindale, and Rutherfordton. We’re literally in the middle of everything here in Rutherford County. The Charlotte, NC metro area is about an hour’s drive to the east, while Asheville, NC is about an hour to the northwest. Greenville/Spartanburg, SC can be reached in under an hour, while going another hour due south will take you to the Columbia, SC metro area. Even the Atlanta, GA metro area is just an easy three hour drive from here.

Related Documents:

Why we are growing

Gateway West Commerce Park Brochure

Rutherford County Quality of Life Flyer

201 Economic Development Activities & Accomplishments Review

Manufacturing Guide

Commerce Resources:

Rutherford County Economic Development Commission
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Isothermal Planning and Development Commission
Small Business Administration
North Carolina’s Small Business and Technology Development Center
North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State
Business Link North Carolina
N.C. Rural Economic Development Center
Small Business Center
Business Start-up Information List
Region C Comparisons
PANGAEA 2016 Community Impact Report
Rutherford County 2016 Yearly Highlights


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