The mission of the Marion Business Association is to broaden the economic
base of the community while preserving the historic character of the
downtown and promoting Marion as a desirable place to visit, work, shop,
play and live.
Marion will continue its role as the heart of the community. It will offer
a unique experience with inviting outdoor cafes, galleries and boutiques
framed by distinctive historic architecture. Marion will be a walkable
downtown with adjoining greenways. It will be enhanced by the civic,
cultural, and economic diversity of its citizens. Marion will be a thriving
center for business and entertainment.
Welcome to Marion, NC, a Main Street City. Marion, incorporated in 1844, is a small Western North Carolina city located just off Interstate 40. With a temperate climate, a city population of over 7,000 and a greater Marion population of 20,000, Marion has excellent industrial and retail opportunities.