With a talented workforce, a rich manufacturing support system, cutting edge technologies, the 2nd lowest cost of business in the nation and a rich heritage of craftmanship, Hickory, NC, is the perfect place to start your business.

  • 25-Year-Old Launches Two Thriving Businesses in Hickory, NC
    Fresh out of college, a young man with big ideas saw an opportunity. For the first time since the 1920s’ Prohibition, North Carolina was going to allow people to buy liquor directly from distilleries. A window had opened, and opportunity beckoned. N.C. State graduate Zackary Cranford knew he needed to “make hay while the sun rises,” as they say — only in this case, he’d be making bourbon....
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  • Mr. Byron Logan, Recipient of the Legacy Award
    Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 5.41.23 PMIn 1950, Hickory was a booming manufacturing town, and new businesses were beginning regularly. The post war years were good for the city, and a young navy veteran began his long lasting and lucrative sales career. Mr. Byron Logan never met a stranger, and was a natural fit for the sales world. He developed relationships with businesses throughout the community, and was known for his jovial nature. Business blossomed, and for more than half a century, he has continued to sell...
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