Business and Economic Development

Getting Started

So you are thinking about starting a new business!  Congratulations!!  There are many resources to assist a new business and we are honored to assist you. Our history runs deep here, and we are a community of firsts. We hope that Rutherfordton becomes part of your entrepreneurial future.

Running your own business is exciting and sometimes overwhelming and we want to make it as painless as possible.  We can assist with a business plan, which is a road-map for your business; tax information; legal references; financial planning and many other details that are required to make your new business a success. Below is our new business information including resource lists for you.  There are many resources, but these resources are the basic guides and local agencies that can assist you in your new business.

Up & Growing

It is paramount to the Town of Rutherfordton to retain our businesses and to help them grow! It is our to mission to promote the continued growth and prosperity of our business partners. Your needs as a local business are important to us as the Town wants nothing more than for you to become stronger and more efficient. The success and long-term growth of existing industries is vital to Rutherfordton's economy.

Ways we Can assist you Thrive in Rutherfordton:

  • Connecting allies that provide services and programs in areas such as training, grants, financing, government contracting, technical assistance, export/international trade.
  • Supporting business expansion needs including financing, tax credits, utility and infrastructure support, worker training and recruiting.
  • Providing custom research and current data on business and statistical information such as area demographics, wage information, occupational and other trends.
  • Encouraging communication in the business community through visits, networking opportunities, press releases and focused seminars.
Town Hall is your one-stop portal to programs and resources offered through partnerships with local, regional, and state allies which may help your business Thrive in Rutherfordton!
To schedule a visit for your business or to learn more about the Business Retention and Expansion Program - Contact the Town Manager Doug Barrick at 828-287-3520 or email him at
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