Starting a business in Haywood County can be an exciting adventure. Several groups in the area can advise and lead you through the steps you need to take, to get your business off the ground and running:
Download our “Guide for New Business in Haywood County” in PDF format.
Incentives stimulate new and expanding businesses and industries and in turn create jobs and investments in Haywood County. Visit our Business Incentives page to explore additional opportunities.
State, Local & Regional Resources
The following resources offer several levels of expertise to aid you in your start-up venture:
NC Department of Commerce
4344 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4344
(800) 228-8443 or (919) 715-2864
Haywood Chamber of Commerce
28 Walnut Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
*Haywood Community College also offers R.E.A.L (Rural Entrepreneurship through Active Learning) an 11 week course to walk businesses through the market analysis, cash flow and business plan stages. It is also helpful for existing businesses to aid in growing their business wisely.
Small Business & Technology Development Center
5 West Hargett St, Suite 600
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 715-7272 | (800) 258-0862 (NC only)