The City of Statesville cooperates with the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and the Statesville Regional Development (Economic Development) to locate and maintain businesses of all sizes and varieties.

Mitchell Community College operates a Small Business Center to attract, train, counsel, and provide educational services for existing and prospective small business owners and employees. The mission of the Small Business Center is to be active in the economic growth of Iredell County by providing assistance to small businesses in order to increase the number of start-ups, expand existing small businesses, and reduce the number of small business failures. 

Mitchell Community College also offers Business and Industry Services to meet the training needs of industries new to Iredell County and also for existing companies that are undergoing a major expansion, which results in the addition of twelve or more new production jobs.  Flexible training programs are designed cooperatively with the industry and local college personnel, with customization the primary criterion for meeting the particular needs of each industry.