Whether you’re passionate about building a business from the ground up or soaring in a hot air balloon over the clouds, our sky’s the limit. Bordered by nine North Carolina counties, Iredell has been ranked the 10th fastest-growing county in America’s 10th largest state. In addition to consistently being named one of Site Selection Magazine’s top micropolitan areas since 2000, North Carolina has been honored as:
- #3 Best State for Business (Forbes, 2014)
- #3 Best State for Business (Development Counsellors International, 2014)
- #2 State for Clean Energy Projects in Progress (Entrepreneurs’ Report on Clean Energy Job Creation, 2012)
- #8 in the Nation for Clean Energy Industry Job Growth (Environmental Entrepreneurs’ Report on Clean Energy Job Creation, 2012)
- #3 Best Business Climate (Site Selection magazine, 2011)
- #2 Lowest State & Local Tax Burden on Business (Council on State Taxation, Ernest & Young, 2011)
- #2 Best State for Business (CEO magazine, 2011)
- #2 Most Cost-Efficient for Manufacturing (AIER Study-The Business Journals, 2011)
- #2 Lowest State & Local Tax Burden on Business (Council on State Taxation, Ernest & Young, 2010)
- #2 Best Business Climate (Site Selection magazine, 2010)
- #1 Best Business Climate (Site Selection magazine, 2009)
- #2 Best State for Business (Chief Executive magazine, 2009)
Our location at the intersection of interstates I-77 and I-40 puts our region within a day’s drive of New York, Florida and the Midwest. Easy interstate access is matched by 3,600 miles of railway, two seaports just four hours away, and multiple aviary options. Nearby Charlotte-Douglas International Airport offers over 640 departures daily, including more than 130 non-stop domestic and 30 non-stop international flights. Locally, Statesville Regional Airport recently expanded to better serve our corporate base, and we’re within an hour of Fed-Ex’s Mid-Atlantic sorting hub at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro.
Travel 45 minutes northwest, and meet the Blue Ridge Parkway – one of America’s most scenic and popular drives. In less than 15 minutes, swim, fish and sail along Lake Norman’s shoreline, or in four hours, reach the legendary Carolina Coast. For more metropolitan amenities, visit Charlotte just 38 miles south. The Carolinas’ largest MSA, Charlotte offers professional sports with the NFL Carolina Panthers and NBA Hornets, cultural venues including the Mint Museum of Art and Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and world-class shopping. And thanks to our mild year-round climate, you can enjoy it all virtually any day of the year.
From Troutman poised above Lake Norman to Statesville situated between Hickory, Charlotte and Greensboro, our region maintains an idyllic quality of life. Here you’ll find a balance of urban style and rural appeal, plus the benefit of low taxes and living expenses. In addition to excellent public and private schools, diverse recreational activities, and access to renowned medical centers, we boast extensive housing options. Whether you prefer a pastoral farmhouse with acreage, a waterfront estate or an eclectic townhouse, our region welcomes you home.
Ample, skilled labor in a right-to-work state makes the Statesville Region enticing to both industrial and commercial enterprises. Through our customized training program at historic Mitchell Community College, we continually strengthen our local workforce of nearly 80,000 people. Troutman’s expanse of waterfront property, for example, has made the town one of the Carolinas’ fastest growing areas for residential construction. The region also supports over 180 industries including plastics, manufacturing, life sciences, metalworking, agriculture, transportation and distribution.