The mission of the Small Business Center is to help new businesses get started and to help existing small businesses expand, increasing the number of businesses and jobs in our community. When you start up–and grow–a profitable business, you make a positive impact on the economic health of our region. Our job is to provide you every possible resource.
Considering starting a new business in Downtown Hickory? Visit the CVCC Small Business Center’s website for help in getting started on your journey.
The City of Hickory is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center. Hickory Downtown Development Association is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation.
As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Hickory Downtown Development Association is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America.
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