Welcome to MountainWest

Connecting Your Region.

Located in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, the Mountain West region is full of rich cultural life, rapidly expanding communities and an exceedingly diverse economy. As one of the most coveted places to live in the United States, our region offers an ideal combination for businesses looking to locate, grow and thrive. From finding a workforce, to relocating or even starting up a brand new company, the Mountain West Partnership can facilitate the success of any business through connecting you and your business to any information, community organization or tool you may need.


The Resource Directory is an intuitive tool designed to connect you with key resources that can help you start or grow a business. 

Western Carolina University's Data Dashboard

Western Carolina University now offers a data dashboard, which was designed to serve as a source for prospective businesses and professionals to explore local, regional and state-wide economic data.  This dashboard was designed in partnership with the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise and the Gimelstob-Landry Professorship within the College of Business.