The Small Business Center

About Our Region

The Rowan-Cabarrus area has become known as one of the fastest growing regions in the Southeast. The cities of Concord, Kannapolis and Salisbury continuously attract national and international businesses as well as diverse populations. Rowan and Cabarrus Counties are ideally located between the banking center of Charlotte and the seat of the state government in Raleigh, both among the most desirable cities in the country.

With the opening of our new North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in downtown Kannapolis, over 5,000 jobs will be created within the next five to ten years while research and development there is expected to generate significant small business activity.

The links below provide some quick stats about Rowan and Cabarrus Counties and demonstrate why this region is not only an exciting place to live but also a smart location for operating a small business.