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The City of Kannapolis, located minutes north of Charlotte, N. C. along the I-85 corridor, has gained the reputation of being a visionary forward thinking City. The City has much to offer including all the usual superlatives you hear cities tout – but of course, we think we are the best at welcoming businesses. Whether you are an entrepreneur, or a major industry leader Kannapolis has the environment you are seeking. We are ready to help you discover the potential of your business.


A Hub of Economic Momentum – As a growing and thriving community we had a vision for a healthier city with a completely revitalized downtown. We reimagined our entire downtown as an urban park, invested in infrastructure, opened the Atrium Health Ballpark and leveraged a public parking deck to garner a new mixed-use district featuring over 200 apartments. Over 40 new retail shops, restaurants, a brewery and cidery and more have opened up in the last two years.


We are excited to have three new industrial locations that could be the new home of your business. All three are along the  widened I-85 corridor in Kannapolis.


Metro63 – under construction on Lane Street off I-85. Trammell Crow Company is building this new 755,928 square foot Class A logistics facility. Completion is expected in late 2022.


Lakeshore Corporate Park, also under construction on Lane Street off I-85. Construction started this summer on 700,000 square feet of industrial space across three buildings. It will be completed by the end of 2023.


Overlook85 – is the industrial portion of the Kannapolis Crossing mixed use project off I-85 at Old Beatty’s Ford Road. Phase 1 includes up to 1.2M SF of industrial space to be completed by the end of 2023.


Join Us  – We welcome entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes. We build business friendly relationships to find you the right location and resources you need for your business to succeed. We are home to Amazon, Atrium Health, Cardinal Logistics, Gordon Food Service, Kontek, Linder, Novant Health, Prime Beverage, Shoe Show, Stanley Black & Decker, Stewart-Haas Racing, Zipline and many others.


Resources and Growth Potential - Our labor force has grown 28% and with 36 major universities and community colleges within 50 miles you will have access to the labor force you need. The North Carolina Research Campus is in the heart of Kannapolis and includes the NC Food Innovation Lab and the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Dozens of companies are utilizing the ATC to secure their employees with degrees and training in industry recognized certifications and company specific training needs. Programs include engineering, mechatronics, robotics, computer aided design, hydraulics, and pneumatics. The NC Food Innovation Lab is the nation’s only facility with manufacturing practice capabilities dedicated to supporting plant-based food innovators.


We invite you to Discover Why Kannapolis is the Perfect Place to Advance Your Business. View the E-Book to learn more about our City and its Business Environment.


Please contact Irene Sacks, Director of Economic Development, 704-920-4326/

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