Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Stanly County, NC

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With businesses focused on fabricated metal products, wood products, plastics and rubber, Stanly County is a thriving and intimate community where a handshake still means everything.

Due east of Charlotte, the towns of Albemarle, Richfield, and Locust anchor the area. Pfeiffer University and Stanly Community College create natural local talent pipelines for area businesses. In addition to strong personal connections, strong technology networks and easy access ensure regional, state-wide and international connections.

Pfeiffer University and Stanly Community College create natural local talent pipelines for the region.

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Business Friendly

Stanly County offers an unbeatable combination of lifestyle and benefits. Available business park sites such as Riverstone are located 12 minutes east of I-485, with uptown Charlotte only a short drive away. In addition, the City of Albemarle has a new 282 acre park, the Albemarle Business Center, located on US 52. The area offers businesses a competitive cost of operations in a convenient and beautiful natural setting.

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Quality of Life

Stanly County is one of North Carolina's hidden gems. With 10,000 acres of lakes, Morrow Mountain State Park, rolling hills, scenic highways, historic drive-in theater, vineyards, and countless other recreational opportunities, our residents enjoy a quality of life unmatched in the region.

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Stanly County

Quick Facts


Total Population


Labor Force


Median Household Income


Median Age

4.2 Percent

Unemployment Rate

33.8 Percent

High School Diploma

11.4 Percent

Associate Degree

12.4 Percent

Bachelor's Degree

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