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Cleveland County is nestled in the rolling piedmont of the southwestern portion of North Carolina situated in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Our county is the gateway between Asheville and Charlotte, and is centered between two of the largest metropolitan areas in the Carolinas – Charlotte and Greenville/Spartanburg. Cleveland County is easily accessed by four major interstates (I-85, I-77, I-26 and I-40) and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which is just 40 minutes away.

Cleveland County is a progressive and business-friendly community. We want your business to succeed and we are committed to ensuring that as a new business owner, your transition into this community is seamless.

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Cleveland County is easily accessed by four major interstates (I-85, I-77, I-26, and I-40) and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport is only 40 minutes away.



Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) is located only 40 minutes from Cleveland County

  • 29 million passengers a year, and is the 10th busiest airport in the country.
  • 623 daily departures with direct non-stop service to 127 destinations, including international service to Germany, England, Canada, Mexico, and South America. It is often said that Charlotte is at most one plane change away from virtually any major city in the world.

Motor Freight

10 Trucking companies with terminals in Charlotte, NC.


Rail System

Norfolk Southern and CSX.


Sea Ports

Within a 4 hour truck or rail ride, the deep sea ports of Charleston, Savannah, Wilmington and Morehead City can all be reached.



United Parcel Service (UPS), Federal Express (FedEx) and DHL service the area.