Low Cost of Doing Business

North Carolina's business costs rank among the lowest in the nation. The state's 2.5% corporate tax rate is the lowest in the United States, and North Carolina was rated as the number one best state for business by Forbes from 2017 to 2019. In addition, North Carolina has the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast.

Compared to many NC Counties, Ashe County also has a significantly lower cost of doing business. The average manufacturing weekly wage is $803 and the real and personal property tax rate is $.51 which is the 12th lowest in the state.

Complemented by the county's natural and recreational offerings and exceptional quality of life, it is easy to see a few reasons why Ashe County is truly the Coolest Corner of North Carolina.