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Business Statistics


Foreign-owned companies enrich our business community and cultural amenities. We have identified at least 25 international companies that have a presence in Cabarrus County that represent 11 countries.

Country Number of Companies in Cabarrus County
Germany 5
Canada 4
England 3
Japan 3
France 2
Mexico 1
Sweden 1

Major Employers

The following information depicts the major employers in Cabarrus County.

Company Employees
Atrium Health 4,500
S&D Coffee and Tea 1,100
Amazon 1,000
Speedway Motorsports Inc. 1,000
Shoe Show 750
ACN 600
Corning, Inc. 600
Hendrick Motorsports 600
Great Wolf Lodge & Resort 500
Sysco 500
Perdue Farms 350
Roush Fenway Racing 330
Legrand/Pass & Seymour 300
Stanley Black & Decker 300

List excludes governmental jobs and school system jobs
Updated August 2017

Permitted Business

The following table highlights new and expanded permitted businesses in Cabarrus County.

Cabbarus New Business Development
Month Permitted New Investment
2018 2017
January $33,447,327 $8,191,787
February $13,056,818 $3,941,613
March $14,223,374 $16,447,303
April $12,436,662 $13,276,474
May  $7,346,034 $8,265,074
June  $34,437,449 $6,600,855
July   $10,349,617
August   $19,384,379
September   $8,789,347
October   $13,092,707
November   $54,229,000
December   $17,090,587
YTD TOTALS $114,947,664 $56,723,106

Source: Cabarrus County Government (Updated July 2018)

Recent Projects

Company Type Jobs Created Investment

Ford Performance Racing School
Ford Performance Racing School provides instruction in high-performance driving to drivers of all levels. They selected Charlotte Motor Speedway to be headquarters for its new east venue to better serve performance vehicle owners and driving enthusiasts east of the Mississippi River.

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New 41 $4,000,000
Carvana is an online used car retailer and technology business.  The Concord location will be an inspection and recommissioning facility.  Production includes an inspection and certification process and reconditioning of its vehicles.  Post production, vehicles are distributed out to buyers across the US. 
New 304 $35,000,000
Leading developer of polymer-based products in the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets, as well as cosmetics, personal care and other industries.
New 33 $1-2 Million
Ascendum Machinery
Provides sales and support for Volvo heavy equipment.
New 40 N/A
SafeWaze manufactures fall protection equipment, serving the construction, industrial, solar, wind, tower, energy and general safety industries.
Expansion 36 $1,500,000
SL Goodman Rd. LLC
Industrial Speculative Development
New N/A $20,000,000
Fortius-Richardson LLC
Industrial Speculative Development
Two new industrial spec buildings - Meadows Corporate Park
New N/A $9,900,000
Griffin Industrial Realty
Industrial Speculative Development
Two new industrial spec buildings - Carolina Tradeport
New N/A $12,800,000
Highgate Construction Company
Highgate serves the Carolinas as a full service masonry and concrete contractor providing installation of brick, concrete block, pavers, stone, rock, precast, concrete slabs, driveways as well as stamped decorative concrete.
New 30 $4,000,000
IFLY Indoor Skydiving
iFLY is the experiential entertainment company that created modern indoor skydiving.
New 26 $10,000,000
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