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Alexander County, NC

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Alexander

Craftsmanship meets innovation in this robust manufacturing hub. Nestled in the beautiful foothills of western North Carolina, Alexander County is a wonderful place to live, work and play.

With a sharp eye on tomorrow’s industry, Alexander County’s key industries include furniture manufacturing and plastics/rubber products. The county boasts headquarters from Maitland-Smith to Borealis. Wood product manufacturing is also an important economy in the county. As they say, if it can be made, it can be made in Alexander County.

The county’s location gives it a solid advantage, accessed within a few hours’ drive from the eastern seaboard and in close proximity to Interstates 40, 77, and 85. With its beautiful Brushy Mountain surroundings and hometown charm, it’s hard to believe this county is just one hour from North Carolina’s largest international airport. The area also is easily accessed through the Hickory Regional Airport (30 minutes) and the Statesville Airport (20 minutes).

Anchored by the county seat of Taylorsville, Alexander County prides itself on partnerships with area educational institutions to bridge the skills gap and develop a strong, skilled workforce. Low taxes and a high quality of life round out the perks of life and business in Alexander County.

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Alexander County is located in the scenic foothills of North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains. Bordered on the south by the Catawba River, the county offers numerous recreational activities, upscale and moderate housing, and opportunities for industrial and commercial operations.

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Alexander County

Manufacturing Workforce

Alexander County has a long tradition of manufacturing. In fact, with one of the highest manufacturing workforce percentages in the state, Alexander County is a place where products get made.

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Manufacturing Workforce

Alexander County

Quick Facts

37,186

Total Population

17,562

Labor Force

$50,144

Median Household Income

43

Median Age

3.8 Percent

Unemployment Rate

39.9 Percent

High School Diploma

10.2 Percent

Associate Degree

10 Percent

Bachelor's Degree

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Alexander County
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