Cleveland County, North Carolina has tremendous logistical advantages which makes our community a prime location for new and expanding companies. Given Cleveland County's central location midway between NYC and Miami, manufacturers can reach more than 60% of the US market within one day's drive.
|The Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport accommodates corporate and general aviation via a 5002 foot by 100 foot wide fully lighted runway with full parallel taxiway (runway resurfaced in 2004). The airport has a beautiful terminal with restrooms, lounge, refreshments and pilot’s lounge. In addition, the Airport has a Non-Directional Beacon (NDB – Frequency 417), All Weather Operating System (AWOS – Frequency 118.425), and meteorological weather station to assist pilots in approach landings and flight planning analysis. Daily operations and flight services provided by the airport’s fixed base operator (FBO) the City of Shelby. Hangar space, tie-down, and fuel available. Call for pricing and availability - 704-487-0100|
- Cleveland County is located conveniently near four interstates: I-77, I-85, I-40 and I-26. They all provide direct access to all points north, south and west.
- There are more than 300 trucking firms in the Charlotte region to ensure highway transportation is always available, and there are multiple trucking companies located in Cleveland County.
- The Highway 74 Bypass, also known as the Shelby Bypass, is currently under construction and will be built to interstate standards. The 18.5 mile bypass will extend west of Peachtree Road near Mooresboro, NC to Stony Point Road at the US 74 Business Route near Kings Mountain, NC. The cost is estimated at $295.9 million for the right of way, utility relocation and the construction of six sections. This project has been a top priority for Cleveland County officials, who feel it will help improve traffic flow and provide better access to our industrial sites and buildings. The project will greatly improve traffic congestion, increase safety and improve connectivity between Interstate 85 and Interstate 26.
Cleveland County has great access to the Port of Charleston, the busiest container port along the Southeast and Gulf coasts, located nearly 230 miles from Cleveland County, NC.
- Ranks fourth nationally in volume.
- Access to 13 of the top 15 carriers in the U.S. container trade.
- Intermodal access via rail and highways to the Charlotte region.