Areas of Focus


This Area of Focus capitalizes on Union County's location and abilities in the movement of materials, information, and processed goods.  Capacities in all utilities, a future by-pass connector to I-485 and an international executive airport provide strong advantages over the Regional competition.  Logistics is simply the management of the flow of resources between two points.  But it is the resources managed in logistics that define this Area of Focus for Union County.  Physical items, such as food, materials, equipment, liquids and people, as well as the more abstract items, such as time, data, information and energy can find a home in this community.  This Area of Focus will develop over time.  While Union County is addressing improvements in transportation and other infrastructure needs, the production base and road, rail and port systems already exist.  Two major centers of attention will be the development of rail served sites along the major transportation corridors and the continued encouragement of the Monroe By-Pass/Connector project.  While the county does not currently have a high degree of competitiveness within this Area of Focus, there are significant opportunities on which to capitalize.

There are three Broad Business Sectors within this Area of Focus

  • Aggregation Services
  • Data + Call Centers
  • Distribution

The Specific Targeted Industries under this Area of Focus include

  • Light Distribution
  • Call Centers
  • Back Office / Support
  • Recycling
  • Cold Storage
  • Aggregators / Kitting Services
  • Rail Essential Processes
  • Construction Materials
  • Data Centers


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Gander Mountain to reopen three Charlotte-area stores under a new name

05 January 2018 - The popular hunting store Gander Mountain is reopening three stores in the Charlotte area under a new name: Gander Outdoors. Monroe's store is one of the stores that are re-opening.

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