McDowell Economic Development Association, Inc.

Workforce Information/Target Industries

McDowell County is home to a diverse workforce.  
The McDowell County Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of the top ten manufacturer employers for the county as of January 2016:

 Rank   Firm Employee #   Product
 1 Baxter Health Corp. 2,700 Intravenous feeding solutions & kits
 2 International Automotive Components   720 Automotive Carpet
 3 Ethan Allen Operations, Inc. 400  Case good furniture
 4 Coats North America 385 Thread finishing
 5 Columbia Forest Products 350 Hardwood plywood
 6 West-Rock Co.       350 Paperboard packaging
 7 Janesville Acoustics 196 Non-woven automobile carpet pad
 8 Crane Resistoflex Co. 167 Plastic-lined piping systems and values
 9 Baldor Electric Co 142 Roller bearing assembly
 10 Morganton Pressure Vessels 135 Air pressure vessels & oil-separators, filters & containers for absorption dryers