MerleFest in Wilkesboro, NC

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City of Wilkesboro, NC

Nestled within the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains and on the bank of the Yadkin River is the town of Wilkesboro. Outdoor recreation draws folks interested in mountain biking, birding and canoeing. The city hosts several festivals, including MerleFest, which celebrates Americana music and is held on the Wilkes Community College campus. The Tyson Foods processing plant, textile and furniture factories, and Lowe's lead the strong business climate in the area.

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The vistas in Wilkes County are breathtaking. It's an incredibly beautiful county from a geographic point of view.

Carmen Daecher, resident

Wilkes County has been an excellent location for our company. There's a qualified supply of available workers and a fantastic community college system that supports us with training and education that we use frequently for our workforce.

Bill Elkin, CFO at Interflex Acquisition Company