Our Mission

Creating a climate for business and industry investment, innovative entrepreneurship and quality job creation in Macon County, North Carolina.


Our Board

Macon County Economic Development Commission


  Member Name Company Organization
  Johnny Mira-Knippel (Chair) TekTone Sound & Signal
  David Hubbs (Vice-Chair) Balsam West (Retired)
  Barbara McRae (Secretary) Town of Franklin
  Ken Murphy Attorney (Retired)
  Mark West Duke Energy (Retired)
  Brian Stiehler Town of Highlands
  Jim Breedlove Franklin Chamber of Commerce
  Steve Chenoweth Wayah Insurance (Retired)
  Bill Frutal Highlands Chamber of Commerce
  Roger Plemens Entegra Bank
  Cory McCall Outdoor 76
  Brett Murphy Arrowood Construction
  Karl Gillespie County Commission Board Liason
  Ronnie Beale County Commission Board Liason
  Derek Roland County Manager
  Tommy Jenkins EDC Director



2017 Meeting Schedule


  Date Time Location
  January 09 5:30pm SCC-Macon Center
  March 09 5:30pm SCC-Macon Center
  April 17-21 Various BizWeek 2017 | Celebration of Economic Diversity
  May 11 5:30pm Entegra Bank-Highlands
  July 13 5:30pm SCC-Macon Center
  September 07 5:30pm SCC-Macon Center
  November 09 5:30pm Entegra Bank-Higlands

Get in

Tommy Jenkins, Economic Development Director
(828) 369-2306 or EDC@maconnc.org.
Located in the "Center Of It All" in the southwestern North Carolina mountains, Macon County is surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest with a multitude of recreational opportunites as well as a relaxing pace of life. »See For Yourself

Celebrating Economic Diversity