North Carolina ranks No. 1 in America’s Top States for Business, with the nation’s strongest economy!

The Tar Heel State has always been a contender in CNBC’s annual competitiveness rankings, rarely finishing outside the top 10 since the study began in 2007. NC finished a close second last year. But 2022 is the first year it has been able to climb to the top. (source:

Indeed, North Carolina’s solid finances are the cornerstone of the nation’s top Economy as measured by the study. The state’s credit rating is pristine; its fiscal balance is very sound. Economic growth, at 6.7% last year, and job growth at 3.6% were among the strongest in the nation, according to government statistics.

But that is just the beginning of North Carolina’s strength.

The state ranks No. 2, behind only California, for Access to Capital. Having the nation’s second- and sixth-largest banks based in Charlotte (Bank of America and Truist Financial, respectively) provides a home field advantage of sorts. But North Carolina companies also attracted some $3.5 billion in venture capital investments last year, the sixth highest in the country, according to the National Venture Capital Association.

Below are the counties in North Carolina. If you need help exploring the real estate opportunities for your business, available land or your residence please contact Dwain Ammons at (828) 447-0036.

  • Alamance | Alexander | Alleghany | Anson | Ashe | Avery | Beaufort | Bertie | Bladen | Brunswick | Buncombe | Burke | Cabarrus | Caldwell | Camden | Carteret | Caswell | Catawba | Chatham | Cherokee | Chowan | Clay | Cleveland | Columbus | Craven | Cumberland | Currituck | Dare | Davidson | Davie | Duplin | Durham | Edgecombe | Forsyth | Franklin | Gaston | Gates | Graham | Granville | Greene | Guilford | Halifax | Harnett | Haywood | Henderson | Hertford | Hoke | Hyde | Iredell | Jackson | Johnston | Jones | Lee | Lenoir | Lincoln | McDowell | Macon | Madison | Martin | Mecklenburg | Mitchell | Montgomery | Moore | Nash | New Hanover | Northampton | Onslow | Orange | Pamlico | Pasquotank | Pender | Perquimans | Person | Pitt | Polk | Randolph | Richmond | Robeson | Rockingham | Rowan | Rutherford | Sampson | Scotland | Stanly | Stokes | Surry | Swain | Transylvania | Tyrrell | Union | Vance | Wake | Warren | Washington | Watauga | Wayne | Wilkes | Wilson | Yadkin | Yancey

Contact Dwain Ammons, Realtor®, e-PRO®, PSA, SFR®

for quick Real Estate help in NC. (828) 447-0036

Buy or sell land, a home, or commercial real estate today.

Certifications/education include C2EX, e-PRO®, PSA® and SFR®
Dwain Ammons NC Realtor®, e-PRO®, PSA, SFR®, C2EX (828) 447-0036

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Why use a Realtor®  like Dwain Ammons to sell or buy a property or land?
Realtors – real estate agent or broker is the most common way to sell a house or land which accounts for 87-91% of sales. Go to easy contact form.

As a Realtor® I will customarily list the House/Land/Property on the MLS, aggressively market it to find interested buyers, and also be there for you to coordinate showings with other agents/brokers and/or potential buyers.  My job is to also help you evaluate each and every offer, negotiate terms or counter-offers with the buyer, and ensure the deal goes through.


Select your NC Town or City of Interest:

Dwain Ammons, REALTOR®, C2EX Graduate, e-PRO®, PSA and SFR® Certified and Licensed Real Estate Broker is associated with:

Dwain Ammons is affiliated with
Hendersonville Office
512 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Office:   (828) 697-0515
Lake Lure Office
1518 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746
Office:   (828) 697-0515

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission requires me to provide my clients with a Working With Real Estate Agent Brochure. Click on this Mandatory Brochure LINK for your copy. View the NC Fair Housing Disclosure Here

 Some information about the Tarheel State of North Carolina.

State Berries: Strawberry and Blueberry

State Bird: Cardinal (simple illustration)

State Bird: Cardinal (advanced illustration)

State Butterfly: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

State Dog: Plott Hound

State Horse: Colonial Spanish Mustang

State Insect: Honey Bee

State Mammal: Gray Squirrel

State Marsupial: Virginia Possum

State Reptile: Eastern Box Turtle

State Tree: Pine Tree

Farming and Agriculture in North Carolina:

How do you get your food? From a grocery store or farmers market? Have you ever grown your own
veggies? Have you visited a farm? Most people in the U.S. get their food at grocery stores. Often that
food is grown and packaged in other parts of the country or even across the world. It wasn’t always
that way.

For centuries, people lived off what they could grow, fish, hunt, or gather. The region’s Indians
hunted and raised crops. You’ll recognize many of them — corn, squash, sunflowers, pumpkins, and
beans. Colonial settlers adopted these along with Indians’ good farming practices. Until the 1870s, when industry began to develop, most people lived off the land.

Even kids had to help plant, harvest and preserve food. People farmed by hand with wooden tools, unless they were lucky enough to own a horse, mule, or ox to pull a plow. Farming was hard and uncertain. By the 1850s, farms were struggling. People had left to move west or south. And soils were damaged by crops like cotton.

By the 20th century, government, science, technology, and education had improved farming practices.
Inventions increased efficiency and harvests. Have you heard of John Deere or Cyrus McCormick? John Deere invented the steel plow in 1837. Cyrus McCormick invented the mechanical harvester in the 1830s. Horses pulled the new machines.

By 1900, the combustion engine had been invented. From there machines could run on gas.
But even into the 1940s, for many farmers “horsepower” still meant farming with horse-drawn plows. Today North Carolina is still considered an agricultural state. And farming is a big part of the state’s economy.

Dwain Ammons Realtor® Sells Properties In Chimney Rock and Lake Lure NC 828-447-0036
Dwain Ammons Realtor® Sells Carolina Properties and land In Chimney Rock and Lake Lure NC 828-447-0036

Serving all of North Carolina especially some of the cheapest places to live in WNC-Western North Carolina such as Burke, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties.


North Carolina most requested real estate service areas are below for Dwain Ammons, REALTOR®, C2EX Endorsed, e-PRO®, PSA and SFR® Certified and Licensed NC Real Estate Broker.

Linville, NC 28646, Chimney Rock, 28720, Lake Lure, 28746, Little Switzerland, 28749, Marion, 28752, Black Mountain, 28711, Nebo, 28761, Old Fort, 28762, Asheville, 28801, Asheville, 28804, Highlands, 28741, Glenville, 28736, Fairview, 28730, Cashiers, 28717, Sherrills Ford, 28673, Blowing Rock,  28605, Emerald Isle,  28594, Atlantic Beach,  28512, Wrightsville Beach,  28480, Ocean Isle Beach,  28469, Kure Beach,  28449, Charlotte,  28277, Charlotte,  28270, Charlotte,  28226, Charlotte,  28211 ,Charlotte,  28210, Charlotte,  28209, Charlotte,  28207, Charlotte,  28203, Waxhaw,  28173, Union Mills, 28167, Mooresville, 28117, Matthews,  28104, Nags Head,  27959, Davidson,  28036, Corolla,  27927, Kitty Hawk,  27949, Raleigh,  27614, Henrico,  27842, Raleigh,  27612, Raleigh,  27613, Raleigh, 27608, Raleigh,  27609, New Hill,  27562, Raleigh,  27607, Apex,  27523, Apex,  27539, Cary,  27518, Cary,  27519, Chapel Hill,  27516, Chapel Hill,  27517, Apex,  27502, Chapel Hill,  27514, Semora,  27343

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All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed as listings and properties are constantly being updated. Lets discuss the absolute latest information by phone, in person or by email.

Dwain Ammons Certifications/Memberships/Licenses:
MLS of Burke County NC
e-PRO® Certified
PSA – Pricing Strategy Advisor Certified
SFR® – Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certified
C2EX NAR Endorsement – Commitment to Excellence (C2EX)

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