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Our Mission

Our mission is to support local economic growth and employment in Yancey County.

The Yancey County

EDC Team:

 

Chair: Jon Ray

Vice Chair: Warren Bare

Secretary: Schell McCall

Treasurer: Erica Deaton

County Commissioner: Jill Austin

Burnsville Town Council Member: Judy Buchanan

Member: Kevin McCraw

Member: Cynthia Deyton

Executive Director:

Jamie McMahan

Yancey County Planning & Economic Director Jamie McMahan is responsible for overseeing all planning and economic development projects.  His duties include planning for all capital improvements, public utility and infrastructure projects, management of capital project financing and fund raising for Yancey County Government and subsidiary organizations.

The only thing more refreshing than the mountain air in Yancey County is the attitude of its people. “We Want To Work For You” is the attitude that prevails among strong and enthusiastic work force.

The Yancey Advantage

Yancey County offers the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a relaxing mountain lifestyle, and natural surroundings that inspire.

Getting Started

Licenses and Permits

 

 

 

Identifying all of the licenses, permits, and other regulatory approvals required to do business in

North Carolina is a crucial step in the planning process.

 

-Consultants with the state’s Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) team are available to assist

you in identifying state licensing requirements for specific business activities and provide a

wealth of information about service providers, resources and programs. For personal

assistance, call 800-228-8443 between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

-The Corporations Division of the Secretary of State’s Office can provide information related to

organizing and incorporating your business.

-Information about environmental permits may be found in the Permit Directory of the North

Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) website.

-Information about other licenses required by N.C. state agencies or occupational licensing

boards can be found here on the BLNC website.

 

Townofburnsville.org

Yanceycountync.gov

Carolinawest.org

Regiond.org (High Country Council of Governments)

Arc.gov (Appalachian Regional Commission)

Nccommerce.com

Edpnc.com (Economic Development Partnership of NC)

Ncruralcenter.org

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113 Green Mountain Drive, Suite B

P.O. Box 246

Office number: +1 (828) 682-7722

 

 

 

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  • Why Yancey County EDC?

     

    Burnsville, North Carolina   ---------

    Burnsville, NC is a small community nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The region has a pioneering spirit and welcoming attitude – toward people and business. When you expand or relocate your business here, you join a community rich with opportunity, innovation and economic vibrancy.

    Yancey County is an ideal place to live, work, and play. Natural beauty, a clean and safe living environment, quality schools and healthcare, a thriving art community, opportunities for spiritual development, and excellent shopping are a few of our distinguishing qualities.

     

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  • Our Four Goals

     

    Quality Workforce   ---------

     

    - Establish a network of volunteers who have the experience needed to mentor local entrepreneurs.

     

    - Educate business owners about the most effective marketing and networking techniques.

     

    - Collaborate with Yancey County schools and youth based organizations to expand entrepreneurial learning opportunities for students.

     

    - Ensure that a variety of funding options are available

    for local entrepreneurs.

     

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  • Yancey County Initiatives

     

    Yancey County Incentives   ---------

     

    The Yancey County Board of Commissioners recognizes the need to financially support businesses that contribute to tax base development, employer diversification, and job creation.

    The Yancey County Local Business Investment Grant Program provides this support.

    Read about the Yancey County Local Business Investment

    Grant Program:

    Yancey County Local Business Incentive PDF

    Yancey County Local Business Incentive Application PDF

     

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  • North Carolina Initiatives

     

    North Carolina Incentives   ---------

     

    Because Yancey County is a Tier 1 county, the North Carolina Department of Commerce provides incentives and tax consideration to qualifying businesses in the area.

     

    One North Carolina Fund - Money from this fund can be used for repairs, acquisition of equipment, and infrastructure improvements (water, sewer, gas, electric).

     

    Job Development Investment Grants (JDIG) are annual grants to businesses based on withholding taxes paid by new employees. Companies must meet rigorous guidelines to qualify for these grants.

     

    Workforce Development and Training is offered through the North Carolina Department of Commerce and is available at Mayland Community College.

     

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  • Workforce

     

    Workforce   ---------

     

    The only thing more refreshing than the mountain air in Yancey County is the attitude of its people. “We Want To Work For You” is the attitude that prevails among strong and enthusiastic work force. Productivity is not a forgotten word in this charming environment. One of the greatest assets is our people! Strong work ethic of employees helps industries prosper and grow!

     

     

    The outstanding quality of life experienced by Yancey County’s residents leads to an energetic, motivated workforce. A wide variety of educational opportunities and training resources means that this workforce is equipped to handle jobs in various industries.

     

     

    Altec

    Altec is a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications and contractor markets.

     

    Glen Raven

    Founded in 1880, Glen Raven Mills has grown from a small cottage cotton mill into a global leader in performance fabrics.

     

    Hickory Springs

    Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company has grown into one of the nation’s largest integrated manufacturers and suppliers for the furniture and bedding industries.

     

    Young & McQueen

    Young & McQueen Grading Company is a complete site development contractor.

     

    Mountain Air Country Club

    Mountain Air Country Club Community is a private gated residential community and club.

     

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  • Connectivity

     

    Connectivity   ---------

     

    Country Cablevision, a local Yancey County business, is working to provide high speed internet to Yancey via a fiber optic system that will reach 97% of the county’s businesses and residents. This system will promote economic growth by delivering previously unavailable communication and networking services to Yancey County businesses.

    Frontier Communications offers DSL, telephone, and cable connectivity

    to Yancey County residents and businesses.

     

     

    There are other internet providers that serve different locations throughout

    Yancey County as well. These can be researched upon request.

     

    This provides entrepreneurs and home-based businesses that are scattered throughout the county with connectivity, not only to their customers, but to the world.

     

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  • Building & Sites

     

    Buildings & Sites   ---------

     

    Burnsville Business Park

    54 Ferguson Hill Road

    Burnsville, North Carolina 28714

     

    Property under development as Burnsville Business Park, which is available for single or multi-tenants.

     

     

    County:  Yancey     |     Land:  3.621 Acres

    Building: 28,500 Sq. Ft. Total

     

    Location:

    1-26 located 16 miles

    Adjoins US Hwy 19E – 4 Lane Divided Road

    Asheville, NC – located 36 miles – approx. 45 minutes

    Johnson City, Tennessee located approx. 1 hour

    Asheville Regional Airport – 50 miles

    Johnson City/Tri-City Airport – 60 miles

     

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  • Transportation

     

    Transportation   ---------

     

    Highways:

    US Highway 19E runs through Yancey County, connecting to I-26 to West (approx. 15 miles) and is considered a strategic east-west corridor from Asheville to Boone on northeast. From Burnsville, Us Hwy. 19E is a new four lane divided highway. With Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III through Burnsville complete, the Phase IV continuation to Spruce Pine is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

     

    Interstates:

    US Highway 19E via Interstate 26 and Interstate 40 offers great proximity to Johnson City, Spartanburg, Greenville, and Hickory as well as larger metropolitan markets like Charlotte, Atlanta, the NC Triad (Winston Salem, Greensboro, and High Point), and the Research Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill).

     

    Shipping and Distribution:

    More than 100 long-haul trucking firms are accessible within a 100 mile radius of Yancey County. Full truckload service is available from Yancey County to anywhere in the nation within 4 days. Package Delivery is available through a variety of vendors including United States Postal Service, UPS, and FedEx.

     

    Airports:

    -Asheville Regional Airport is approximately 50 miles or a 1 hour drive from Burnsville. This airport is served by major airlines such as US Airways, Delta, and Continental.

     

    -Tri-Cities Airport (Johnson City, Tennessee) is located approximately 55 miles from Burnsville or approximately a 1 hour, 15 minute drive. It is served by several major airlines.

     

    -Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is located approximately 125 miles from Burnsville or a 2 hour, 30 minute drive. This airport is served by domestic, regional, and international carriers.

     

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Burnsville, North Carolina   ---------

Burnsville, NC is a small community nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The region has a pioneering spirit and welcoming attitude – toward people and business. When you expand or relocate your business here, you join a community rich with opportunity, innovation and economic vibrancy.

Yancey County is an ideal place to live, work, and play. Natural beauty, a clean and safe living environment, quality schools and healthcare, a thriving art community, opportunities for spiritual development, and excellent shopping are a few of our distinguishing qualities.

REQUEST A CALLBACK

Workforce  ---------

 

The only thing more refreshing than the mountain air in Yancey County is the attitude of its people. “We Want To Work For You” is the attitude that prevails among strong and enthusiastic work force. Productivity is not a forgotten word in this charming environment. One of the greatest assets is our people! Strong work ethic of employees helps industries prosper and grow!

 

 

The outstanding quality of life experienced by Yancey County’s residents leads to an energetic, motivated workforce. A wide variety of educational opportunities and training resources means that this workforce is equipped to handle jobs in various industries.

 

 

Altec

Altec is a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications and contractor markets.

 

Glen Raven

Founded in 1880, Glen Raven Mills has grown from a small cottage cotton mill into a global leader in performance fabrics.

 

Hickory Springs

Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company has grown into one of the nation’s largest integrated manufacturers and suppliers for the furniture and bedding industries.

 

Young & McQueen

Young & McQueen Grading Company is a complete site development contractor.

 

Mountain Air Country Club

Mountain Air Country Club Community is a private gated residential community and club.

REQUEST A CALLBACK