The mission of the Haywood Economic Development Council (EDC) is to foster a healthy and prosperous economy and quality of life for our community through the development of capital investment, job creation and entrepreneurial opportunities while supporting existing business and industry. Enjoy the following video from our partners at Visit NC Smokies.
Since its inception in 1982, the EDC has been 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 EDC is the connection between business and government, business and business, and business and the workforce.
The EDC 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—including 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!
Come join us and you will never leave…
Connecting Your Region.
Located in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, the Mountain West region is full of rich cultural life, rapidly expanding communities and an exceedingly diverse economy. As one of the most coveted places to live in the United States, our region offers an ideal combination for businesses looking to locate, grow and thrive. From finding a workforce, to relocating or even starting up a brand new company, the Mountain West Partnership can facilitate the success of any business through connecting you and your business to any information, community organization or tools you may need.
CarolinaWest was established in 1991 as a seven county regional economic development team consisting of Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, Mitchell, Transylvania and Yancey counties, including the City of Asheville.
As a regional economic development team, CarolinaWest works together to support a brighter future for Western North Carolina.
Mark B. Clasby, Executive Director
Photo credits for home page slider:
Inviting Business Environment, Ed Kelley
Educational Opportunities, Western Carolina University
A Distinctly High Quality of Life, Haywood Chamber of Commerce
It’s About People, Rachael McIntosh
Environmental Resources, Ed Kelley