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Catawba County offers an abundance of career opportunities. Whether you’re just getting your career started or looking to become the next CEO, our diverse range of employers offer a variety of options to meet your career goals. This includes part-time and full-time opportunities that match all levels of education and experience.
Catawba County makes things. Known for decades as a leader in crafting furniture and textiles, our manufacturing base has become as diverse and unique as the community around it.
Artist, Stained Glass Architect, Owner of Belle le Verre
“I took a stained glass piece. No one had ever taken a stained glass piece for architecture school, and I had been doing stained glass forever. They were super interested in it, so basically stained glass got me into architecture school..” Read More
Asia "Mae" Magness
Baker, Barista, Mom, Owner of Mae’s Bakery
“I have so many regular customers, and I know their usual coffees and their usual sweets. I have a list of people I call when I make something on a certain day, because they want to know. It's like we have a whole new extended family.” Read More
Craftsmanship is synonymous with Catawba County. What started as a maker’s hub for furniture and textiles quickly evolved into a region known for a variety of artists and craftsmen whose distinctive work reflects our community character.
Work Ready Skills.
“There’s less than half a dozen workforce development and apprenticeship programs in the state that begin to compare to what Catawba County has.” – State Education Leader
Growing into the Future.
Catawba County has a rich farming history, including dairy operations that achieved national fame for their innovation and production. Today, Catawba County’s farming industry remains a significant contributor to our local economy. Farm operations range from independent family farms to agribusinesses yielding both produce and livestock.
Thinking about locating your business in Catawba County? You’re in good company. Every year, businesses from a variety of industries choose Catawba County as the place to relocate, expand, and tap our skilled workforce.
Student, Apprentice for ZF Lemforder
“My brothers and sister and I all had to restore an old car if we wanted a car to drive when we turned sixteen. I did a 1970 Beetle. I wasn’t allowed to get my license until I restored it. I took it completely apart. Down to the last bolt.” Read More
Be your own boss.
“I think there is an abundance of opportunity there and especially in the realm of starting things for yourself. Catawba County is full of craftsmen and creators. You can do things there.” - State Economic Development Leader
A great place to live rests on a strong foundation – and in Catawba County’s case, that means laying a foundation for smart community growth.