Tools for Business

Discover why Haywood is the ideal environment to start or expand your business.

Certified Entrepreneural Community

As a Certified Entrepreneurial Community, Haywood has aligned community resources from the ground up to help entrepreneurs start and succeed in business by driving innovation and entrepreneurship.

Visit Haywood County

Haywood County, North Carolina, is within one day's drive of 50% of US population.

Fostering a prosperous economy and quality of life is our business!

The Haywood Economic Development Council is committed to being the primary advocate of attracting, retaining, and building business in the county; dedicated to serving businesses of all sizes to build economic growth. The Council is the connection between business and government, business and business, and business and the workforce.

The Council is an arm of the Haywood Chamber of Commerce.  These two leading organizations are dedicated to business growth and prosperity.  Working as one, powerfully bonded and strategically aligned, the EDC and Chamber collaborate with partners throughout the county and Western North Carolina.

Finding the right location to grow or expand your business is both an art and a science. A blend of the right business climate, suitable facilities and sites, desirable quality of life, and the support needed to create dreams—and fortunes! Haywood County offers a diverse mix of businesses, talented workforce, and water quality that none can match!

Nestled in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains of Western North Carolina offering four distinct seasons, businesses enjoy a wide variety of recreation, arts, music shopping, dining, and climate so there is something for everyone, every minute, and every day.

Explore our website to discover everything Haywood has to offer!

Haywood County Broadband Assessment and Feasibility Study
Click to download a pdf of the Request for Proposals