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? A labor force of 89,000, a regional workforce of 1.1 million, and an annual population growth rate of 1.5% for the past 10 years. Our central location, quality of life, and outstanding schools continue to inspire businesses and residents to relocate and expand here. With 18 four-year colleges and universities in the Charlotte region, Iredell County employers have access to over 14,000 graduates per year.

Workforce Snapshot

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Largest Industry Manufacturing
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(Updated 12.16.2020)