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Nestled in the heart of one of the most dynamic economic regions, the International Business Park sits at the virtual crossroads of success and prestige. The diversified 500-plus acre park is located 20 miles from downtown Charlotte, along the growing I-85 corridor and near two emerging research and technology engines: the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the North Carolina Research Campus. The Park is currently home to approximately 30 companies, including five international firms and four from the prestigious Fortune 500 list.

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IBP News

Lucrative Opportunity for Hotel & Retail Development
The advantages of the International Business Park, particularly for hotel and retail development, go beyond its location at one of the busiest interchanges in North Carolina. After all, there are several key attractions, including Charlotte Motor Speedway and PNC Music Pavilion, within 10 miles. But it’s one major unmet need that could offer the biggest opportunity for the service and hospitality industries. Read more.
Mayor Discusses International Business Park's Impact on Economic Growth
‘WalletHub’ recently ranked Concord as the fifth fastest growing small city in the U.S. – seventh fastest growing overall. When discussing the city’s dramatic growth and the confidence investors now have in Concord, Mayor Scott Padgett noted his belief that the city would likely be in a very different place today if not for the International Business Park. Follow the link to read about how, “Together Concord and IBP have boosted investment and added thousands of jobs to our economy.” Read more.
FedEx SmartPost Relocates to IBP
FedEx SmartPost announced that it will move its Charlotte hub to Concord, developing a 330,000-square-foot distribution center in the International Business Park.

Area/Industry News

Leaders Discuss What 'Cabarrus County is Doing Right'
When Governor Pat McCrory laid out his 25-year plan for improving transportation in the greater Charlotte area, he didn’t do it in Charlotte. He did it in Concord – further emphasizing Cabarrus County’s increasing status as a thriving hub for commerce and industry. Local leaders recently shared their thoughts on a major factor contributing to the success as well as what’s in store for the future.
I-85/N.C. 73 Interchange to Open September 2014
The NCDOT recently announced that the new diverging diamond interchange at NC 73 on I-85 (Exit 55 at the International Business Park)will officially open in September 2014
NC in Top 5 Best States for Business
According to Chief Executive magazine’s 2014 Best & Worst States for Business survey, North Carolina ranks fourth in the list of top states for business.