Lake Lure Land Real Estate in Rutherfordton, NC

Whether you are seeking a job, or a place to start a business, Rutherford County should be considered.

Originally a substantial part of the North Carolina furniture and textile industries, Rutherford County has had to make adjustments. With so many manufacturing jobs gone overseas, this is a location that has experienced some setbacks, but the resilient nature of the people here has persevered. With several mid-sized companies still running smoothly, and more and more people discovering the quality of life in western NC, a slow and sustainable growth rate is our hallmark. For those who are in a position to make the decision, the time is now!


Rutherford County includes manufacturing, service-based business, and several large retail chain stores, such as Staples office supplies, Lowes home improvement, Wal-Mart super center, Tractor Supply, and a handful of restaurant chains such as Chili’s and Fatz Cafe. With close proximity to three interstate systems and three major US highways, it's convenient for the entrepreneur to run their business, or home office. You can get everything you need here, and most of what you want.


The workforce of Rutherford County has several companies to choose from. While there is no huge primary employer (such as a GM automotive production plant), the several mid-sized manufacturing companies such as Timken Bearing, Eaton hydraulics, Tanner clothing, Trelleborg engineered fabrics, Miliken carpet yarns, and Watts Regulator valves and plumbing supplies, all contribute to the economic engine. A list of manufacturing companies is available online, at the Rutherford County Economic Development website:


Other large employers in Rutherford County are the school and healthcare systems. Additionally, the State of North Carolina chose Rutherford County for the location of their new Data Center. Ultra high-speed internet was installed, and is helping to fuel a growing effort to make Rutherford County a leader in the usage of wireless technologies.


Green Technology
Excerpted from the Rutherford County Economic Development website:

On August 7, 2009, Governor Beverly Perdue signed House Bill 1481 to strengthen state energy policy leadership, a significant step forward in her JobsNow Green Economy Plan. The action, along with the announcement of 14 Green Business Fund grants, is part of a three pronged strategy to make North Carolina a leader in green economy jobs by strengthening state leadership in energy policy, making smart investments to create jobs and foster innovation and providing green-collar workforce training.

"Strong leadership and smart investments are essential to laying a foundation for North Carolina to create green jobs, support green innovation and promote a sustainable future for our state's economy and environment."
 - Fmr. Gov. Beverly Perdue

Rutherford County is working with industry to help companies quickly respond to this new market. In March 2009, a symposium was held for all existing industry to examine and look at new market opportunities. The primary focus has been in the areas of plastics and metal fabrication.

This narrative is followed by a graphic which illustrates a 2009 study by Appalachian State University’s Energy Center that showed which counties in North Carolina have the largest number of manufacturers per sector. Rutherford County is well positioned. It's an interesting read.


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