With more than 69,000 residents and a location amid the splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wilkes County has built impressive industry sectors that include manufacturing and food production. The county offers many business advantages, including open land and building sites, a suite of innovative incentive and financing programs, a 500-acre certified industrial site ready for a large user, major industrial parks, available water systems and top-notch infrastructure that includes rail service and an airport with a runway that can accommodate large jets.
The patriarch of this Wilkes County distiller taught Jack Daniel (yup, THAT Jack Daniel's) how to make whiskey. Road trip, anyone?
The beekeeping business is buzzing in Wilkesboro — here's how the town became an industry sweet spot.
Adventurers will find plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors.
Multiple attractions and amenities grace the entire community
Career and training programs ensure the pipeline of talent continues to flow