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. CNBC rated North Carolina as the #1 top state for business in 2022. In addition, North Carolina has the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast.

Ashe County has a significantly lower business cost than many NC counties. The average production weekly wage is $872, and the real and personal property tax rate is one of the lowest in the state.

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