Where Ingenuity and Authenticity Intersect

Strategically positioned between opportunity and originality, Cleveland County, N.C. offers a gateway to Charlotte and Atlanta. The region beckons pioneers spanning industry and innovation, attracting individuals seeking a small-town quality of life with big-city benefits located just a short distance away. Movers, shakers, entrepreneurs and makers reap the rewards of operating in Cleveland County, where pro-business meets progress.


Cleveland County gives businesses a geographical advantage with easy access to global markets via nearby airports, rail and port facilities.

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Eastern Seaboard

Located mid-way between New York City and Miami, and just a short drive from the Southeast’s growing metropolitan hubs, Cleveland County’s location near the country’s Eastern Seaboard allows distributors to easily reach the U.S. market and beyond.

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Sites & Properties

Cleveland County offers a wide variety of buildings sites, from shovel-ready to turnkey, for your industrial or commercial business operations.

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Educational Institutions

Cleveland County’s higher education assets support a skilled and growing workforce to support new and expanding business.

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Cleveland County is comprised of a plethora of towns and cities in which business and residents are proud to call home.

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A Humming Hub


Cleveland County is at the nexus of a network offering global accessibility from its advantageous position near the nation’s southeastern seaboard.

Innovation That's Innate


Cleveland County has the resources, connections and entrepreneurial spirit to take ideas from R&D to the real world.

Business Advocates


Cleveland County governments and communities are aligned to support businesses and economic development efforts.


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Properties, Sites & Buildings

Cleveland County offers new or expanding businesses a diverse mix of industrial parks, shovel-ready sites and buildings for lease or purchase. Plus, CCEDP’s tailored location services will help you find your place or space.

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Key Industries

Affordability, workforce and location are three strengths that attract businesses to Cleveland County. More than 170 manufacturers lead the way in sectors such as advanced materials, aerospace, energy and defense, while a growing number of data centers are expanding in the region.

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Foreign Direct Investment

Situated on the eastern seaboard, Cleveland County is easily accessible from locations that span the globe, and serves as an entryway to the U.S. Outside of the geographical appeal, international companies benefit from cost-savings programs, tax and workforce incentives, and services to help scale to new markets.

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Clearwater Paper

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Contact Us

  • Courtney Ashley
  • Executive Director
  • 704.669.4703
[email protected]