Due to its unique location and diverse communities, Iredell County attracts a broad mix of industries. In 2017, the Centralina Region, representing a nine-county region, completed an industry cluster analysis and identified five key industry clusters of opportunity for the region. The report demonstrated that Iredell County has concentration and strengths in all five industry sectors, which include Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Financial Services, Logistics and Warehousing. As a strong agriculture county, we also recognize agriculture as a sixth industry cluster.

Top Iredell Industries By Employment

RankIndustry SectorNumber of EstablishmentsNumber of Employees
2Retail Trade69110,121
3Health Care and Social Assistance5298,768
6Accommodation and Food Services3556,893
4Educational Services 945,066
5Administrative and Support and Waste Management4504,453
8Wholesale Trade4523,468
9Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6962,765
10Public Administration312,718