Entrepreneur & Start-Ups

coffee-laptopMitchell County is a Certified Entrepreneurial Community and one of the ten first certified entrepreneur communities in the US! What does that mean? It means that we went through the entire process with the NC Department of Commerce’s AdvantageWest economic development office to outline our commitment and dedication to support the entrepreneur community. Created by AdvantageWest, this was the first program in the US to certify communities as “entrepreneur ready.

Whether you plan to work from home or in a building downtown, you will have access to affordable high speed internet. As a gigabyte community, starting your business in Mitchell County will afford you the opportunity to live in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains while building your business from your front porch or downtown office. You will join communities of artists and craftspeople, knowledge workers, alternative agricultural enterprises, service and health care providers, and other small business owners. Most importantly you will find people to support your dreams and innovations.


Mitchell County Economic Development Commission

Mayland Community College Small Business Center

Business Link North Carolina: Entrepreneur Resources

Small Business & Technology Development Center

The Rural Center: Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship

Appalachian State University Center for Entrepreneurship