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Economic Development

mountains smNestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Drexel offers small town living with access to larger markets. Its location off Interstate 40 provides quick access to the Morganton and Hickory areas including major industrial and commercial centers.

Surrounding Drexel are some of the most visited tourist destinations in North Carolina. The Town was once home to Drexel Heritage Furniture's headquarters.

Drexel continues to be noted for strong, consistent support of industry and business.