Hickory, North Carolina

Craftsmanship – it‘s more than a way of doing something. It‘s a way of seeing, being and creating anew. Hickory, North Carolina, has a history of craftsmanship– a long tradition of making something of itself and the world around it. Attention to detail, pride in precision, doing a thing well, dedication to a craft and knowledge of natural resources are all strengths ingrained in Hickory. They‘re all part of a past that serves and shapes its future.

Hickory‘s past and future prospects have drawn to this place a people with an eye for detail and a hand for hard work, a passion for making something of themselves and of the future. From furniture capitol to fiber optic center, natural wonder to fine arts splendor, recreational heaven to entertainment haven, small town values to big city drive, the people of Hickory have crafted a living and a life that‘s rich both in tradition and promise. They‘ve made Hickory more than a wonderful place at an advantageous location. They‘ve made a living and a life here. Hickory – Life, well crafted.

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Hickory is truly a wonderful place to live, with much to offer its many inhabitants.  It overflows with small town charm, while still providing many things to do, and many places to go. It’s a very well-rounded region, with happy citizens.

Hickory has been named “All-America City” three times, in 1967, 1987, and 2007. This award is given to 10 cities in the nation each year. The region has also been named by Reader’s Digest as one of the top ten places in the county to live raise a family.  Outlook Americas has ranked three Catawba County municipalities in the top five “Best Manufacturing Small Towns in the Country”, with Conover coming in first. Business North Carolina magazine reported that Hickorywas the 8th best city in the state for its quality of life. Southern Business and Development ranked Catawba County as the top mid-market in North Carolina in their list of the “Top 250 Places in the South to Locate Your Company”.  The area has even been on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for diversifying its economic base with the inclusion of technology industries.

The region has always focused on the arts, and houses  the state’s second oldest art museum. It also boasts several community theatres, a choral society, and a symphony. The city of Hickory hosts “Art Crawls” several times throughout the year, and has many commissioned art works throughout the town.

We are an innovative region who has never forgotten where we came from and love the challenge of what lies ahead of us.