Access

Direction Meets Destination

The Statesville Region is one of the few areas of the Carolinas with two major interstates within its borders: I-77 running from Cleveland, Ohio to Columbia, South Carolina and I-40, stretching coast-to-coast from Wilmington, North Carolina to Barstow, California. In addition, you can connect to I-85 and future interstates I-73 and I-74 in under an hour, and I-95, I-81, I-20 and I-26 in less than two hours. This places the Statesville Region within a one-day drive of 65% of the U.S. population.

With three airports less than an hour away, you have easy access to non-stop business travel to Europe and North America, as well as the Fed Ex Mid-Atlantic Sorting Hub located at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro. Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, 45 minutes south, offers 10 airlines and 156 daily non-stop flights. Our own Statesville Regional Airport just off I-40 recently expanded to include private plane access and a 7,006 foot runway with no landing fees.

For rail access, we offer a Norfolk-Southern main line and Alexander Railroad short line system – part of the 3,600 mile North Carolina track network. Within a four hour-drive, you’ll find the Ports of Wilmington and Charleston. The Port of Charleston ranks the fourth largest container port on the Atlantic Coast, with five marine terminals and the deepest water in the South Atlantic.