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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
After-school Program Director and Local Volunteer
“I guess I truly believe in the idea that a drop in the ocean makes a wave. And if not, then why are we here? What are we doing? We're just floating around, just existing? No, we have to make a difference." Read More
Soup Kitchen Executive Director
“This place brings out the best in everybody. Even if I'm out in the community talking about it, people react by asking, "Hey, how can I come help?" This community steps up, it always steps up.” 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.
"You know, there's prestige in medicine. There's notoriety. Those things are important if it's what you want, and I thought that's what I wanted. But when I came here, I was reminded that I went into medicine to make people better." Read More