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Charlotte's Backyard


Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains at the center of two of the largest metropolitan areas in the Carolinas, Cleveland County, North Carolina is a gateway to Charlotte and Asheville.

Our diverse range of manufacturing companies offers stable and lucrative career opportunities with great salaries and resources for on-the-job growth. That, combined with our low cost of living, means you have the freedom to enjoy your life while growing a career.

So what are you waiting for? Join the next generation of makers in Cleveland County.

Charlotte's Backyard Awards

We are excited to announce our inaugural Charlotte’s Backyard Awards banquet on Wednesday, October 11th, at Uptown Indigo from 5:30-7:00 pm. Help us celebrate Cleveland County companies’ achievements by voting for them at Now.
𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐈𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞: Industry of the Year (Small, Medium, & Large), Business Expansion of the Year, Most Innovative Talent Attraction Campaign, Coolest Product in Cleveland County, Spirit of Charlotte’s Backyard, Agricultural Business of the Year, Industrial Development Project of the Year, and Commercial Development Project of the Year!!

Event tickets are avaliable now at


Top Millennial Mecca Meets Small-Town Charm
More millennials are moving to Charlotte than anywhere else in the world, according to a 2017 study from SmartAsset. In Cleveland County, you’ll tap into all the benefits drawing this generation to the area, without the high cost or the stress of living in a major metropolitan area. Add to that a healthy dose of Southern hospitality and a sprinkle of small-town charm and you won’t want to live anywhere else.
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More for Your Paycheck
With a cost of living that’s 15% lower than the national average, Cleveland County makes it easy to spend more of your money on the things—and people—you love. Our cost of housing is nearly 50% lower than the national average, so you can save on rent, or buy a house without breaking the bank.
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A Daytripper’s Paradise
Bustling cities, world-class theaters, mountains, beaches and hiking trails—all of these and more are either in Cleveland County, or just a stone’s throw away. There’s something for the outdoor adventurer, culture connoisseur, shopping enthusiast and foodie in all of us—all in less than an hour’s travel by car from Cleveland County.
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Not Your Grandparents Manufacturing Job
If you’re picturing working in a cramped, dirty, dimly-lit manufacturing floor, we’re here to change the way you think of working in manufacturing. The majority of Cleveland County manufacturers are innovative, clean, high-tech and offer attractive opportunities for upward career mobility. We’re hiring for everything from entry-level production workers, electrical engineers and robotics specialists to human resources executives and marketing and sales professionals.
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It’s All About the Benefits
Cleveland County manufacturers prioritize their people and understand the importance of offering more than just a paycheck. That means competitive health insurance, paid time off, performance-based incentives and tuition reimbursement, among other perks.
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Want a game-changing career? Whether you’re new to the manufacturing industry or a seasoned pro, we’ve got a job with your name on it.