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Who we are.
Catawba County is ideal for those who have a sense of adventure and a heart for hard work: for people with a passion for making something of themselves, their community, and the future. We are actively crafting a living and a life rich in both tradition and promise.
Making a difference.
“I decided as I was growing up that I could either leave Catawba County or stay here and make a difference. I have stayed here to try to make a positive impact on this place.” – Catawba County Resident
Founder of The CityFarm Project; Farmer, Builder, Entrepreneur
“I got very burned out on people. For about two weeks, I stayed in a tent in the woods by myself, and I thought I was going to get a few things out of it. What actually happened was realizing that I like being around people. I like the diversity." Read More
George & Soraya Place
George: Cooperative Extension Director; Soraya: Spanish Instructor and Outreach Specialist
“Then we applied to the Peace Corps again, and we went to Panama for 3 years…” Read More
In Catawba County, the desire to help others is something everyone has in common. Volunteerism thrives in Catawba County, where there are countless opportunities to get involved and be directly engaged in helping make life better in our community.
“I think what’s most vital to Catawba County’s identity is that collaborative spirit. It is woven into all walks of life there.” – State Economic Development Leader
“The revitalization and historic nature of the place is pretty impressive.” – State Tourism Leader
In 2016, the Catawba County Board of Commissioners embarked on a collaborative strategic planning process to proactively drive local economic and population growth through job creation and enhanced quality of life.
Day Program Manager, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina
"These jobs come with a lot of challenges, but every day it’s rewarded." Read More