Economic development is not the job of one single group but is a partnership between Yancey County Economic Development Commission (YCEDC), Yancey County Government, Town of Burnsville, Yancey/Burnsville Chamber of Commerce plus regional and statewide partners.

Our mission is to foster and promote a strong economy and provide a positive business climate that encourages a quality economy that is conducive for business and job creation, plus supports our business and entrepreneurial community.

Working directly with our business and industry groups, governments, educational institutions, medical providers, cultural and peer organizations in the region and others, gives us a competitive edge to assist you. Our goal is to provide the most current information and resources to assist in your locating and doing business in Yancey County.

Yancey County is a Certified Entrepreneurial Community (CEC) that provides a supportive environment for entrepreneurial growth by ensuring that the overall business climate, policies, regulations, and opportunities are available.