Everything Your Business Needs to Prosper

Rowan County, located to the northeast of Charlotte on Interstate 85, offers superior access to interstate highways, international and regional airports, and numerous opportunities for rail service.

Rowan County puts you within 60 miles of nearly 4 million people, more than any other location in the Carolinas. This makes our community an ideal choice for manufacturing, motorsports, food processing and distribution operations.

Convenient air access via two international airports, both less than 45 minutes away, (Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C) provide the reliable infrastructure necessary for transporting goods and people. The largest consolidated rail system in the country is centered in this region.

Major employers include Daimler Trucks’ largest US manufacturing facility, the corporate headquarters for Food Lion LLC (Delhaize America), and diverse manufacturers, including Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), Henkel, Alzo Nobel, and El Pharmaceutical Solutionworks.

Rowan County features a diverse cross section of growing industries, providing a stable economy for
residents and newcomers alike. Salisbury is also home to Toyota Racing Development’s chassis engineering facility, which plays a prominent role in giving Toyota cars and trucks an edge that sends them to the winner’s circle. Recently, Gildan Yarns announced a $180 million

Rowan County is a dynamic, historical community located in the northern portion of the Charlotte metro region. Bisected by Interstate 85, Rowan County offers superior access to transportation assets including interstate highways, international and regional airports, and rail service.

Our central location is strategic, providing ready access to the Triad and Charlotte metro regions of North Carolina as well as being equidistant between Washington DC and Atlanta, GA. Nearly four million persons live within 60 miles of Rowan County — more than any other location in the Carolinas – and providing an unequaled labor pool for your workforce needs.

North Carolina and Rowan County have created a cost-competitive operating environment for businesses of all shapes and sizes. A common sense tax and regulatory approach combined with a robust utilities infrastructure has resulted in growth from our existing major employers and new businesses.

Rowan County’s strategic location in the Central Piedmont area of North Carolina, its robust talent pool and wide range of affordable and flexible real estate options make it a prime location for companies from a variety of industries. Rowan County’s unique competitive advantages particularly meet the needs of these growing industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Office & Technology, Healthcare and Logistics & Distribution.

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