The unusual partnership between Appalachian State University (ASU) and Watauga County sets Watauga County apart. These two entities support and depend on each other, creating a dynamic environment for entrepreneurs in all kinds of businesses.
The county"s two primary towns, Boone, the county seat and home of ASU, and Blowing Rock, a beautiful tourist-oriented town, offer amenities such as fine dining, cultural events, and a bustling commerce hub.
Outdoor enthusiasts flock to the area. The county"s rugged mountains offer the best skiing and rock climbing in the state. Grandfather Mountain is a world-class tourist destination, and Tweetsie Railroad thrills kids of all ages.
Four lane Highway 421 offers a gateway to larger towns such as Winston-Salem and Wilkesboro. The area is less than two hours from Greensboro and Hickory.
Cheap Joe’s puts family first
Joe and Joseph Miller treat their customers and employees like family, and the results are lucrative...
Goose Kearse has a mission: to make the best climbing harnesses in the world. Misty Mountain Threadworks is well on their way to doing that.