Economic Development

Welcome to Concord, North Carolina!Map showing Concord location

Concord, NC is located minutes from Charlotte, NC. Concord is the largest city in Cabarrus County and also the county seat. In 2017, WalletHub ranked Concord as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Money magazine, in partnership with, ranked Concord 38th in its Top 100 Best Places to Live 2017 list.

The City works closely with the Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation to support existing business and recruit new business. Concord invests in a strong infrastructure that accommodates growth. The community offers an excellent school system, a strong arts council, and expanding parks and greenways. 

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport is North Carolina's 4th busiest airport. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is approximately 30 minutes away.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Rowan Cabarrus Community College help maintain the region's educated, trained, and ready workforce.

Some of North Carolina's top tourist destinations are located in Concord, including NASCAR's Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Mills. The City's core is preserved -- featuring a historic and active downtown.


Concord Offers:   Grant Programs
  • Business Parks with available spec buildings & immediate access to I-85
  Economic Development Grant Program
  • Ready Labor Force & Training -
    NC Manufacturing Institute
  Center City Development Grant
  • Streamlined Permitting Process
  Downtown Municipal Service District Grant Program
  • Favorable Municipal & County Tax Rates
  • Increasingly Competitive Electric Rates
  • Incentive Programs

Tax Information

The City of Concord has one of the lowest tax rates of any city its size in North Carolina. Local property taxes on real and personal property are paid annually through the Cabarrus County Tax Administration Office.

FY 2018-2019 City of Concord rate: $.48/$100 valuation
FY 2018-2019 Cabarrus County rate: $.72/$100 valuation


Community Profile

► Cabarrus County Profile from the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

► Cabarrus County Profile from AccessNC

► Concord Community Profile


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