If you are starting a business or already have a business and want to connect with resources in the community, below are links to resources for both starting and owning a business. Hickory has an entrepreneurial spirit and the City, in conjunction with local partners, want to make starting a business and business ownership as simple as possible.
State and Local Resources:
Higher Education Resources:
Permit Center Information
If you are ready to open a new business or are looking at making changes to your existing business location, contact the Permit Center at (828) 323-7410 to discuss what steps and permits are necessary to move forward with your plans. More resources relevant to opening and operating a business in the City of Hickory can be found below: