About the Area
In 2014, an extensive community among residents and businesses showed that Cabarrus County ranked well above the national average in quality of life, value received from tax dollars, image, service quality, ease of travel and growth. Its unique cultural and recreation opportunities have also made the region a major visitor destination with and impressive tourism sector that is a key component of the economy.
Cabarrus County boasts a diverse, thriving business economy quickly becoming known as a major hub for technology, logistics, life sciences and manufacturing. Companies eager to experience a relatively low tax rate, expansion-based incentives and a close proximity to major market centers have discovered that the area is perfect for a variety of industries.
The region continues to receive nationwide recognition, including:
- 7th Fastest Growing City in the US – Concord (WalletHub, 2014)
- One of the Best Places for Business – Charlotte Metro (Forbes, 2014)
- 3rd Best State for Business – NC (Forbes, 2014)
- 4th Best State for Business – NC (Chief Executive Magazine, 2014)
Concord’s central location on the 1-85 corridor, close proximity to Charlotte, diversified work force and excellent infrastructure have made it extremely attractive for new business. The recent addition of commercial service to Concord Regional Airport, along with the relocation of major companies like Amazon and FedEx, has helped fuel Concord’s continued growth.
Center of Finance
- Charlotte is the 2nd largest banking center in the US – next to NYC
- Eight Fortune 500 firms are headquartered in the Charlotte region
- Largest metropolitan area between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta
More information about the greater-Charlotte or Cabarrus County, NC region can be found by visiting:
Center of International Business
- Charlotte Douglas International Airport, 6th busiest airport in the US
- 700+ daily departures, including nonstop daily service to international destinations
- More than 40 languages are spoken in the metro region