For the past few months, the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce has been assisting local officials with the recruitment of a new regional economic development project.

The Catawba Indian Nation is planning to build a full-scale entertainment venue in Kings Mountain, a venue that will include a casino, hotel, restaurants, retail stores and much more.  

“For more than a decade, Cleveland County has faced high unemployment and economic challenges, given the loss of our manufacturing infrastructure,” stated Chamber President Michael Chrisawn. While many North Carolinians are witnessing an economic recovery, our region of the state has witnessed what amounts to a prolonged economic depression.”

Kristin Fletcher, Executive Vice President for Economic Development added, “One only has to look to our western skies to see the economic benefit such a partnership will bring our county and our state.  Our state and our country are rich with the history of the Catawba Nation, and we are blessed to have Cleveland County included as part of their service area that was defined by the federal government.”

As part of our mission in helping to recruit and inform the public on economic development projects and opportunities in Cleveland County, the Chamber has established an information link on our homepage at to provide more information about the project.

Aerial Shot of the Proposed World Class Resort

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World Class Resort Project Brief

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