Kannapolis, part of the dynamic Charlotte region, is one of the top growth areas in the country. Diverse and vibrant, North Carolina is consistently ranked highly for its business climate by Site Selection Magazine and other publications, and the City’s competitive tax structure, location and pro-business attitude make Kannapolis attractive for relocating or expanding businesses.

Kannapolis also values its small businesses and entrepreneurs, recognizing their contributions to the local economy.

Economic development is a top priority for City leaders. From measuring the impact of the ever-growing NC Research Campus and ensuring that the City is prepared for its arrival, to making investments in infrastructure and encouraging high-quality development, the City is constantly striving to foster positive and meaningful economic growth.

The City’s focus on economic development has led to huge returns. Major developments and initiatives are occurring throughout the City, including the $1.5 billion NC Research Campus and $1 billion in new investments along the emerging Kannapolis Parkway corridor.