Cleveland County is a Tier I County, as designated by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Under the tier system, competitive tax rates offer exceptional, cost-effective infrastructure and services for businesses. Local incentive grants are also available from Cleveland County, the City of Shelby and Kings Mountain.
CCEDP partner Gardner-Webb University offers tuition credits to qualifying companies who meet certain new job thresholds, and training support and reimbursement of training expenses are available under North Carolina’s Customized Training Program and deployed by Cleveland Community College. North Carolina Job Development Investment Grants are paid as a percentage of state withholding taxes collected on new jobs created by approved projects. Additionally, the North Carolina Division of Employment Security (DES) and NC Works offer free employee recruitment and screening services.