Central Location, Global Reach

Cleveland County is a launch pad for business spanning the country and the globe.

Strategically positioned on the East Coast, the area is a home base for companies seeking convenient access to the West Coast and places in between, as well as neighboring and overseas destinations.

With 15 cities, towns and municipalities, Cleveland County covers 469 square miles in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. At its heart is Shelby, the county seat home to 20,000-plus of the county’s nearly 100,000 residents. Just a short drive away are Charlotte and Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC to the south – three of the southeast region’s growing metropolitan and cultural hubs.

With a foundation fortified by advanced manufacturing, the region has expanded its industries to include global leaders in textiles, aerospace and defense, data centers and others.

Cleveland County hits a sweet spot where heritage is preserved in community and progressive, boundary-pushing business is encouraged.

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Unbeatable Access
35 Miles

From Charlotte

45 Miles

From Charlotte Douglas International Airport

12 Miles

To the Nearest Interstate

Unbeatable Access
Population Of
3 Million

Within a 50-Mile Radius, 2017

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