Existing Industry Support

Partners in Prosperity

Supporting Business for the Long Haul

Creating sustainable and healthy communities means we support the entire economic development lifecycle – from attraction to expansion and everything in between. Cleveland County respects the businesses already operating in the region as partners. When it’s time to expand, streamline or grow, count on Cleveland County to co-navigate with you the path forward.

CCEDP Support

Open, two-way communication is the foundation of relationships with Cleveland County industries. As a local business, you can expect regular site visits and check-ins as we work to understand your needs and how we can best serve you. This includes introductions with leaders in our network who influence Cleveland County’s business climate, as well as making connections to resources at the local and state levels specific to your operations.

We assist with:

  • Talent attraction and retention
  • Workforce planning, training resources and incentives
  • Commercial real estate
  • Acquisitions and mergers
  • Expansion
  • City and regional codes and regulations



Cleveland County industrial associations collaborate regularly to enhance the local economy and quality of place, while working together to gain a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

The Cleveland County Manufacturers Association is a membership organization of manufacturing executives that meets quarterly, and is designed to provide stakeholders an opportunity to gain knowledge on current economic, social and cultural issues, share best practices and meet with business peers.

The Cleveland County Human Resource Association brings together human resource professionals to share information, labor trends and effective practices in industrial management. Employers and educators collaborate via the Cleveland County Business Education Alliance to pinpoint workforce demands and adapt local education to create positive outcomes.

Contact us for more information about both associations.

Labor Force


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Investment in Cleveland County
$6.16 Billion

Since 2006

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Economic Overview
6th Best State

For Fiscal Stability
North Carolina | U.S. News & World Report, 2017

2nd in Economic Growth Potential

North Carolina | Business Facilities, 2018

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