Yadkin County

Located in the piedmont of North Carolina, Yadkin County sits along the Yadkin river and, along its western portions, hosts parts of the Brushy Mountains. Located along the Yadkin Valley winemaking region, the county is home to a number of vineyards and wineries that have boosted the region’s agritourism appeal.

In June 2019, the Hometown Strong Action Team joined Yadkin County and several towns in a series of listening sessions to hear about the strengths, challenges, and opportunities their communities face.

Yadkin County’s proximity to major interstates and the rapidly growing Winston-Salem area makes the county prime for a new era of economic development and expansion. Members of the Hometown Strong Action Team visited Unifi, a company that makes thread out of recycled plastic, during the visit.

Hometown Strong Action Team members and local leaders identified planning and local government capacity, water infrastructure, and workforce development as priorities and possible points of state and local collaboration.