Building your business in a place with efficient infrastructure that you won’t outgrow anytime soon is important. Here in Iredell County, we have skilled contractors available to help you maintain your facilities, easy access to major travel and transportation corridors, and public utilities that are nowhere near capacity.
Our region has 72 percent of the U.S. population within 2-day trucking time, with four major interstates and access to two major ports. The Charlotte Douglas International Airport, located approximately forty miles from Statesville, is ranked globally as the 5th busiest airport and offers nonstop service to over 175 destinations, including 33 international destinations.
Iredell County has its own regional airport, Statesville Regional Airport (KSVH), which operates outside of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport airspace, providing businesses with private corporate jet and freight options.
Our proximity to Charlotte with the diversity of land, product availability, and affordable living and low cost of doing business gives us a competitive advantage.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) welcomed nearly 48 million passengers in 2022, earning it the 6th busiest airport nationwide and 5th busiest (by air traffic) in the world?. CLT offers nonstop air service to 184 destinations around the globe and is home to eight major air carriers, 15 regional carriers and three foreign flag carriers.CLT is a major driver of the Charlotte region’s economy, generating more than $32 billion to the state’s economy in 2021, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.With $16.2 billion in economic impact and $23 billion in economic activity throughout the state of North Carolina, according to the airport’s most recent study.
Destination CLT, a $2.5 billion renovation and construction campaign, will bring the airport expanded concourses, terminals and a fourth parallel runway over the next 10 years.
Statesville Regional Airport (KSVH) is a General Aviation airport owned by the City of Statesville and has 7,000 feet of runway space. KSVH lies outside of the Charlotte Douglas International airspace, allowing flights to land and depart much more rapidly compared to other airports in the Region. The Statesville Regional Airport provides corporate aviation facilities for companies, as well as multiple NASCAR teams. Numerouse aviation parts and equipment manufactures make their home in our region and are able to take advantage of this asset. Located less than two miles from I-40 and 4 miles from I-77, our location provides advantages to access 75% of the US population within a 2-day trucking drive or less than a 3 hour flight. The Statesville Regional Airport is among the top 10 busiest and top performing airports in North Carolina. In 2023, the airport had a $145 Million Economic Impact, which was a 4.2% increase over 2020. In the fall of 2022, Jet East announced the plans to purchase 115,000 sf of hanger space and the creation of 250 new jobs.
The Charlotte Regional Intermodal Facility at Charlotte Douglas International Airport was constructed and paid for by Norfolk Southern Corporation. The facility, completed in 2014, sits along the southern end of CLT’s center parallel runway 40 feet beneath two taxiway bridges and is capable of 200,000 truck-to-train and train-to-truck transfers annually. Learn more about the Charlotte Region and Iredell County’s Intermodal and Logistics network here.