Offering a skilled workforce, robust infrastructure, business-friendly mindset, enhanced quality of life, and many other advantages to businesses relocating, expanding, or being built from the ground-up, Iredell County is uniquely positioned to respond to the needs of these target industries.

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Manufacturing involves the transformation of raw materials and component pieces into finished products using complex machinery and processes. Iredell County’s 450 manufacturers provide 20 percent of the County’s employment.

Top 5 Employers

(NAICS 31-33)
NGK Ceramics USAAutomotive Parts & Supplies500-1,
Kewaunee Scientific CorpLaboratory/ Office Equipment Manufacturers500-1,
DoosanGenerator/ Construction Equipment
Engineered Sintered ComponentsAutomotive Parts &
DENSOAutomotive Parts &
PactivDisposable Food Service

Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), Bureau of Labor Statistics