Economic Development

The Town of Granite Falls is a wonderful place to live and work. We are centrally located in the southern portion of Caldwell County in the heart of the fast growing Unifour area (Caldwell, Catawba, Alexander and Burke Counties). The Town of Granite Falls, with a population of over 4,600, and Caldwell County, with a population of over 83,000, are home to a well-trained, highly skilled work force and a variety of affordable housing options.

Businesses and industries considering locating or expanding in the Town of Granite Falls will find the existing infrastructure offers the full range of services. Among the current services available inside the Town Limits are water, wastewater and electric all provided by the Town. In addition to Town provided utilities, natural gas, telephone, cable television and high-speed internet access are also available in most locations. You can review a current listing of available commercial and industrial properties in Granite Falls on the Caldwell County Economic Development Commission website. Please contact Town Planner, Greg Wilson, at 828.396.3131 or wilson@granitefallsnc.com to inquire about available properties suitable for commercial or industrial development.

The Town of Granite Falls is served by several major highways. US Highway 321 and US Highway 321A are primary corridors for Granite Falls and the entire region. Additionally, the Town is located only minutes from Interstate 40 and US Highway 70. Air transportation needs can be accommodated at the Hickory Regional Airport, which is a 7 mile drive, and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which is a 50 mile drive.
 
For additional information about Economic Development, please visit the Caldwell County Economic Development Commission and the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce websites.

Art in the Park concert, featuring the band Fox and Company and the Anywherez Fine Food Truck, will be held Monday, May 20th at the Granite Falls Recreation Center on Field #2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.