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Crafting Hickory

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!

CRAFTING THE FUTURE

CRAFTING THE FUTURE

major city projects

PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS

connecting with partners

CITY-WIDE IMPROVEMENTS

CITY-WIDE IMPROVEMENTS

renovating our future

GET TO KNOW HICKORY

GET TO KNOW HICKORY

learn about our area

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

lowest business costs

HICKORY'S TRENDING

HICKORY'S TRENDING

reinventing ourselves

COLLABORATION

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.

Paul Thompson

“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.”


Paul Thompson
Founder and Chairman of Transportation Insight

Brad Stevens

“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.”


Brad Stevens
Co-Owner of Carolina Pedal Works

Richard Swartzel

​“I am tickled to death that the City Walk is extending to 9th Street. This brings a lot of potential for the West Hickory area. Our employees like to walk to lunch. We moved from Tate Boulevard to our current building to have more access to retail, banks, and the Downtown Farmer’s Market for our employees. There are huge benefits to having a business downtown; it’s central to everything.”

Richard Swartzel
President and CEO of CornerStone United