The Cherokee Office of Economic Development, with the support of Cherokee County’s cities, has launched a free online tool promoting local businesses and health care facilities that are open for business on

Powered by GIS Planning Zoom Business, the interactive platform enables businesses to create fully customizable business listings with current service offerings, hours of operation, curbside, dine-in or pick-up options and special promotions.

“Now, more than ever, it is important for us to support our local businesses,” COED Chairman Marshall Day said. “This new map-based tool further promotes the Cherokee by Choice brand and makes it easier than ever to find stores, restaurants and services that are open for business in Cherokee.”

As part of the platform, residents can search for local businesses by categories, including restaurants, retail, pharmacy, grocery stores, hardware stores and banks, among many others. Businesses that have operations or are located within Cherokee County can list their business on the site at no cost by following three easy steps:

1. Click “Add a Business” on the top right of the webpage,

2. Complete the online form and then click “Save” at the bottom of the page.

3. When completing the information, business representatives should include an email address under “business contact email” for future modifications and logins.

The online platform also includes a COVID-19 data center with Cherokee County-specific data. For more information, visit the COVID-19 Resources page on the COED website.

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