Rowan EDC Announces New Investment in Local Logistics Hub from DHL Supply Chain

Rowan EDC is thrilled to announce DHL Supply Chain, a division of DHL Group and global leader in the logistics industry, will be expanding their presence to Salisbury, North Carolina.

The DHL Supply Chain will invest over $40 million in tenant improvements at a new warehouse at the Innovation Logistics Center on Peeler Road (I-85, Exit 71), occupying Building 1 with an impressive 713,000 square feet. Crow Holdings is the developer of the property. The operation will be a part of the company’s life sciences and health care business and is set to go live in the summer of 2024.

“We are thrilled to welcome DHL Supply Chain to Innovation Logistics Center and would like to thank the City of Salisbury and Rowan County for their leadership enabling this exciting project,” said Matt Cochrane, Crow Holdings Development’s managing director for the Carolinas. (Source: Charlotte Business Journal)

Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander shared a similar sentiment, “I am delighted to welcome DHL Supply Chain, a globally recognized company to Salisbury, and celebrate their multi-million-dollar investment in our city. It is a testament to the emerging importance of this region to the international business community. For Salisbury, the creation of 80 high-quality job opportunities meets a top-priority goal for our City Council and residents.”
Greg Edds, Rowan County Commission Chairman, also expressed enthusiasm about the project, saying, “The creation of 80 new jobs is a significant step in our ongoing efforts to provide high-quality employment opportunities and enhance the economic vitality of our region. We are proud to see our area emerge as a preferred destination for globally renowned companies like DHL Supply Chain, and we look forward to the prosperity and opportunities this project will bring to our residents.”

Rod Crider, President of Rowan EDC, commented on the project and the strategic location of Rowan County, stating, “DHL Supply Chain’s investment in Rowan County continues their ongoing commitment to excellence in the logistics sector and is also a reflection of our county’s strategic position. Located along the I-85 corridor, Rowan County offers the perfect blend of accessibility and efficiency, making it an ideal logistics hub for a company of DHL Supply Chain’s stature.”

The Rowan EDC would like to thank the North Carolina Community College System and NC Commerce’s Workforce Solutions Division for providing customized training for DHL Supply Chain’s future workforce in Salisbury.

This strategic investment demonstrates the potential of Rowan County as a prime location for industry leaders like DHL, driven by its advantageous location in the I-85 corridor. The Rowan EDC remains committed to fostering economic growth and attracting high-quality investments to the region, thereby improving the quality of life for its residents.

About the Rowan EDC
Established in 1984, the Rowan EDC serves as the primary business assistance resource for Rowan County, benefiting its ten municipalities. For more information, please visit or contact: Mollie Ruf, Marketing & Communications Manager, at or 704-637-5526.

About City of Salisbury
The City of Salisbury is located in the heart of the Piedmont region of North Carolina, midway between Charlotte and Greensboro. Salisbury is the county seat of Rowan County, and provides a full range of municipal services, including law enforcement, fire protection, zoning and code enforcement and water and sewer systems. For more information regarding the City of Salisbury and its services and departments, please visit To receive updates regarding local initiatives, meetings, programs and events, please follow the City on Twitter at @CitySalisburyNC and Facebook at

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DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivaled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 395,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 94 billion euros in 2022. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. DHL Group aims to achieve net-zero emissions logistics by 2050.