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Long known as a base for banking and Fortune 500 companies, the state’s most populous metro area is also experiencing growth in financial technology, logistics and advanced manufacturing. The region draws thrill-seekers with screamworthy attractions at Carowinds amusement park and some of the sports world’s fastest and loudest action at Charlotte Motor Speedway in nearby Concord. Others flock to the U.S. National Whitewater Center to ride zip-lines through the trees or splash through the rapids.


BIGGEST COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

  • UNC Charlotte
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Queens University
  • Central Piedmont Community College, multiple campuses
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, multiple campuses
  • Gaston College, multiple campuses

ATTRACTIONS

  • U.S. National Whitewater Center, Charlotte
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord
  • Carolina Panthers NFL team, Charlotte
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte
  • Charlotte Hornets NBA team, Charlotte
  • Charlotte Knights, Minor League Baseball team, Charlotte
  • Carowinds, Charlotte
  • Discovery Place, Charlotte
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Belmont
  • Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Gastonia
  • N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer
  • Lake Norman and Lake Wylie

INDUSTRIES

  • Business and financial services
  • Corporate headquarters
  • Aerospace and defense
  • Textiles
  • Energy
  • Automotive parts manufacturing

REGION FOCUS

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Catawba County 2020 Round Table

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