Hickory is the banking, commercial, medical, and transportation hub of a 365,000-person metropolitan area, with over 40,000 of those people living in the city limits. Hickory is famous for its furniture and hosiery industries, and is now known for its telecommunications industries, which produce much of the world's supply of fiber optic cable. And, Hickory continues to grow and diversify its industries. Trivium Corporate Center is a new business park that hosts Class A Manufacturing companies. There are opportunities for growth and expansion all over the City. Now is the time to build your business here!
With a spirit of collaboration and a collective vision to drive Hickory to new heights, the City of Hickory partners with the local business community to support and encourage economic development.
“People want cool places to hang-out with things to do like Arts in the Park, the Symphony, the Hickory Community Theatre, and clothing and antique stores to shop. Our downtown area is more vibrant than it has been in my years here, but it can explode with the creation of these new amenities. We partnered with the City to co-develop our parking lot for night and weekend parking for the City Walk. It is a central location for access to the green space. It is a great place to get on the City Walk.”
Founder and Chairman of Transportation Insight
“City Walk was coming right by here. We knew that we could possibly rent bikes when it opens and have easy access to the greenway. I think it will get more people on bicycles in general, and maybe even more people commuting to work. I think it will bring people in town and will open up the opportunity for us to make bike repairs, since we are right here off the greenway.”
Co-Owner of Carolina Pedal Works
“I think we’re really investing into the heart of downtown, in the heart of the City Walk. I have seen a younger population moving in, and, I think it’s an exciting time to be part of Hickory as it’s changing. Instead of expanding beyond Hickory, we made a commitment several years ago that we wanted to invest in our community, because we believe in what’s going on here. I think City Walk Brewing is our biggest investment yet. We’re very excited about the opportunity, not just for us, but for everybody to be able to enjoy this and be able to provide for community, essentially.”
Partner of Cranford Hospitality