Local Economy

Businesses in search of a low-cost, strategic location to expand need look no further than Mecklenburg County. Our central east coast location means that nearly 50 percent of the nation’s economic activity lies within a 500-mile radius of our community! And, with access to both high speed broadband internet and substantial power capacity, competing globally from a strategically low-cost location has never been easier. Add to that the ample utilities, available land, and transportation access that are not readily available in all localities and you will find Mecklenburg County is a great new home for your industry.

Mecklenburg County is strategically located within minutes of major road networks including I-85, US Highway #1, and US Route 58. Mecklenburg County offers a low cost of doing business, with affordable local real estate and lower cost of living than nearby metropolitan areas. We’ve also established a Joint Enterprise Zone Program between Mecklenburg and Brunswick Counties, which provides attractive state and local benefits to qualifying businesses. Our tax rates are low, which affords our local industries more opportunities to be successful and grow.

Several sites within our 7 industrial parks are ready for development. A pad is graded, utilities are in place and a ready and trainable workforce await for your industry. Come give us a look!