Life. Well Crafted.

Hickory, North Carolina, is a lovely city steeped in tradition and craftmanship, and surrounded by natural beauty. Hickory provides a plethora of educational opportunities, and it fosters entrepreneurial projects.

Our citizens are hardworking and skilled. For over a century, artistry and passion have been ingrained in our residents as they created heirloom quality furniture and crafts. Our city is known worldwide for heirloom quality furniture and beautifully crafted textiles.

Hickory’s greatest strength is its sense of community. Our citizens often collaborate on projects of many kinds. This helps creativity flow and fosters our sense of community. Our businesses are strengthened by the knowledge that our neighbors care about our successes, and this lends itself to a much greater resilience.

As we look to the future, we see our tradition of craftsmanship strengthening. We have seen our economy grow to include many different sectors, with a focus on technology. Google, Facebook and Apple all have Data Centers in our region, and we have strengthened our infrastructure to support these endeavors.

Business North Carolina magazine reported that Hickory was one of the top cities in the state for its quality of life. Hickory has been named “All-America City” three times, in 1967, 1987, and 2007. The city has also been named by Reader’s Digest as one of the top ten places in the county to live and  raise a family. 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.

Our location, nestled at the base of the Appalachian Mountains, provides many advantages. An hour from Charlotte and its airport, and equally distanced between New York and Florida, we are an ideal location for many types of businesses.

You’ll find Hickory’s natural beauty inspiring. There are mountain vistas, a beautiful lake that meanders through the Hickory Metro,  and endless trees. With four distinct and lovely seasons, Hickory is a wonderful place to enjoy nature.

Hickory 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. Art Crawls in Downtown Hickory are held several times times throughout the year, and there are many commissioned art works throughout the town.

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 capital 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 in tradition and artistry. Hickory’s flexibility and resourcefulness offer the promise of continued success. Our community, creativity and passion will shape our future, and we look forward to rising the challenges that the future holds.

Life. Well Crafted.