Investing in Your Success

Our inspired commitment to economic development, low cost of doing business, and lucrative incentives make it easy to relocate and expand in Stanly County. We match these advantages with a seasoned workforce, tightly networked business community, and convenient access to the Carolinas. Located just 30 minutes east of Charlotte, the nation’s 17th largest city, Stanly County puts you less than 90 minutes from the Piedmont Triad and two hours from Raleigh-Durham.

Stanly County Airport, one of the region’s best general aviation airports with manned air traffic control, ILS and a 5,500 runway, complements Charlotte-Douglas International Airport 40 miles away. Location within Foreign Trade Zone 57 enables companies to minimize custom duties, and we’re served by five railways (Aberdeen Carolina & Western, Norfolk Southern, Winston-Salem Southbound, Atlantic Railways) with connections to CSX and Norfolk Southern rail networks.

Incentives & Taxes

Business Community

Cooperative Government

Valued Business List

With the land, resources and workforce needed for business to thrive, we attract an enviable list of businesses.


When it comes to Stanly County accolades, our business community proves our most fervent advocates.