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Starting a Business in Hildebran

Opening a business in the Town of Hildebran begins here. At present, the Town of Hildebran does not require businesses to acquire a Privilege License; however, the Town does require that persons wishing to open or conduct business in Hildebran fill out a Business Information Form. The Town also requires Zoning approval of each business before it begins. Zoning approval can only be obtained by contacting the Town Planner.


The Business Information Form needs to completed and returned to the Town Planner for approval before the business can begin operations. If there are any questions, please contact the Town Planner at 828-397-5801.

Burke County requires zoning approval prior to the issuance of a building permit. New businesses will need to acquire a Zoning Permit from the Town of Hildebran Town Planner for new development.

Primary Areas of Business in Town
We invite you to join us in supporting Economic Development within the Town of Hildebran!


With these benefits and more, Hildebran is already home to successful companies that enjoy doing business here. A small sampling of businesses in town are:  DeFeet International - an internationally recognized brand worn by cycling superstars the world over, including the U.K.’s Mark Cavendish and America’s Greg LeMond and Marves Industries - making nonwovens from green, recycled and natural fibers and materials with core markets including eco-agriculture and erosion control.

Served by U.S. Highway 70 and I-40, Hildebran is ideal for business locations.  Also, a number of Motor Freight Carriers are available in the area. Air transportation is 10 minutes away at Hickory Regional Airport with a runway for commercial jets. Additionally, Hildebran is approximately 1 hour from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. 

Burke County Building Inspections Department
The Town of Hildebran utilizes the Burke County Building Inspections Department for all of its Building Permits and Inspections. If you need any permit or inspections information, please contact them at 828-764-9020 or Burke County




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