Starting and Owning a Local Business

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:


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