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Business Development Programs

The City of Hickory is committed to promoting business and economic development and offers a range of incentives to new and expanding businesses.

Economic Development Incentives Policy

Economic Development Incentives Application

Microenterprise Grant

Small Business Loan Program

The City of Hickory's Operation: No Vacancy initiative aims to redevelop distressed commercial and industrial areas. The changing nature of industrial and commercial development has led to disinvestment in certain areas of the city. This initiative provides infrastructure investments and targeted development incentives to encourage redevelopment and reinvestment in the city's urban core.


Operation: No Vacancy Incentives and Resources


Click here to learn more about the city's vacant building inventory
Urban Revitalization Area Incentive Programs
Community Appearance Grant Information and Application

Business Development Programs Brochure


City of Hickory

76 North Center Street
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Phone: (828) 323-7400
Fax: (828) 323-7550

Life. Well Crafted.

Hickory is for doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, located between Charlotte and Asheville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along I-40, where a collective spirit of craftsmanship strengthens any endeavor with detail, artistry, and quality.

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