Nestled in between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the scenic Yadkin Valley, North Wilkesboro's central location is at the heart of the vibrant Wilkes County countryside. Served by US-421 and four state highways, access to North Wilkesboro from the Winston-Salem and Charlotte communities is quick and easy. This allows employers to draw from a large talent pool and provides direct transportation connections for goods and services. The Town is well-served by telecommunications, energy, natural gas, and public utility operators.
The Town of North Wilkesboro has demonstrated its commitment to Economic Development by establishing the Wilkes Industrial Park here in North Wilkesboro.
The Wilkes Industrial Park is one of North Carolina's largest Certified Industrial Parks. The park has approximately 497 acres and a wide variety of sites to choose from. The Wilkes Industrial Park has a new southern access road, and thanks to a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation the northern access road is being constructed, opening several pads up for development. The Wilkes Industrial Park is currently the home of JELD-WEN, Woodpecker Properties, and Haynes Insulation.
In order to stay ahead of the competition, the Town of North Wilkesboro and Wilkes Economic Development Corporation offer proactive performance based incentives that are designed to help your company attain its maximum potential. Please contact the Economic Development Department if you are interested in looking at sites in the park.
Utilities available to many sites include:
An energy substation is located less than a few hundred yards from the Wilkes Industrial Park, the Wilkes County Airport is less than three miles away, and rail access is several hundred yards away.
The following also contribute to North Wilkesboro's attractiveness as a location for both citizens and businesses.
Efficient and affordable utility rates
Excellent K through 12 school system
Low cost of living
Low unionization rates
Outstanding community college and four-year university