One of our greatest strengths is in our skilled and well-trained workforce. Expanding or relocating to Iredell, NC, will allow you to take advantage of a quality labor pool, competitive wages, and thriving business climate backed by our economic corporation whose singular purpose is to help your business succeed.


Our Greatest Strength Is Our People

What makes Iredell County an attractive destination for businesses? We are apart of the Charlotte Region with 2.9 million people regionally and population growth of 9% since 2015.  Iredell County has a labor force of 89,000.  Our central location, quality of life, and outstanding schools continue to inspire businesses and residents to relocate and expand here. With 30 colleges and universities within a 30 mile radius, with access to over 28,000+ graduates per year.

Workforce Snapshot

(Updated 2.6.2023 – December 2022 data)

Total EmploymentAll Industries
Civilian Labor Force
Total EmployeesManufacturing
Number Unemployed
Unemployment Rate (November 2022)
Average Weekly Wage(Q2 2022)

(Updated 12.20.2020)