Age % The Population
|Less than High School||19,839||18.1%|
|High School Graduate||35,075||32.0%|
NC ESC 2009
|Catawba Memorial Hospital|
|Frye Regional Medical Center|
|Corning Cable Systems LLC|
|Hickory Springs Mfg. Co.|
Charlotte USA regional counties
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining||777||0.8%|
Catawba County possesses a diverse economy with a strong manufacturing climate along with extensive retail and residential developments. Outlook Americas has ranked three Catawba County municipalities in the top five Best Manufacturing Small Towns in the Country. Some of the diversified manufacturing sectors that call Catawba County home include machining and metal working, plastics, cable and furniture.
The Hickory Metro area has been named the 10th Best Place to Live and Raise a Family in the United States by Reader’s Digest. Business North Carolina magazine also reported that Catawba County’s largest city, Hickory, was the eighth best city in the state for its quality of life.
Catawba County Economic Development Corporation
P.O. Box 3388
Hickory, NC 28603
Charlotte Regional Partnership
David Swenson, CEcD
550 South Caldwell St.
Charlotte, NC 28202