“North Carolina has the tangibles that businesses need as well as a lifestyle that helps employees flourish. People are at their best in North Carolina and in this increasingly global economy, happy and productive people are the source of a companies’ competitive advantage.” – Thrive in North Carolina
Haywood County, once known as a summer retreat destination, is home to a growing economy and unmatched business climate making it an ideal location to live, work and play. We have 546 scenic square miles, including beautiful mountain vistas, fertile valleys and rolling foothills.
Interstate & Highways
Haywood County, North Carolina, is conveniently located near the intersection of I-26 and I-40 with 50% of the US population within a one day’s drive. Major southeastern cities of Charlotte, Asheville, Greenville (SC), Knoxville (TN) and Atlanta (GA) are easily accessed by an efficient interstate highway system.
Airports in Asheville, Greenville, Knoxville, Charlotte and Atlanta provide residents and business travelers easy national and international access.
Asheville, one of the most rapidly growing areas of the country, lies only 25 minutes to the east. Asheville Regional Airport is the most non-hub connected airport in America with non-stop service to Atlanta and Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, NYC-Laguardia and Florida to name a few.
Railway and freight service are also available. The Blue Ridge Southern Railroad (BLU) operates 91.8 miles of track that consists of three branch lines that feed in Norfolk Southern’s terminal in Asheville. The T-Line runs west of Asheville and serves major employers of Evergreen Packaging Company, Giles Chemical and Jackson Paper in Sylva.