An Open Road for Driving Forces
Cleveland County, N.C. is where the automotive industry’s rubber meets the road thanks to well-oiled logistics and top of the line workforce. Components from electric motors and transmissions to truck cabs are manufactured in Cleveland County and 290 companies across the state for auto pioneers like BMW, Volvo and GM.
Location is a prime advantage, with the county strategically situated between Charlotte, N.C. and Greenville, S.C. markets. Four major highways and interstates flow through the region, and nearby international airport, rail and ports offer a nexus of transportation and distribution options.
With industry tax incentives and sector-specific workforce development programs, Cleveland County puts automotive companies in the driver’s seat.
Automotive Industry Growth
Corporate Income Tax Rate
(The lowest of 44 states with the levy)
All Cleveland County Manufacturing Employment Data
Number of Establishments
Average Annual Earnings