Maps, Demos, Economic Impact

Innovation Park in University Research ParkUniversity City is home to 23 Fortune 500 companies, and over 25 energy, research and technology focused companies including TIAA CREF, Electrolux, SPEED, Digital Optics, AREVA, and EPRI, with over 40,000 employees.

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Road, Rail, Power

Adjacent to I-85 and I-485, just 10 minutes from I-77, 15 minutes from uptown Charlotte, and 20 minutes from CLT Airport making the research park an ideal location for international, national and regional headquarters.

University City Road MapLight Rail MapRedundant Power Map

Workforce, Facts, Incentives

University City has evolved to showcase concentrations of businesses in energy, healthcare, technology, and back office. Business is booming in University City as industry stalwarts have remained and new companies have arrived.

WorkforceUC Fact SheetUCP Economic Incentives

K-12, Secondary, Research

A continuum of education from kindergarten through PhD research. UNC Charlotte, with 26,000 students from 80 countries, supporting 80 graduate programs, of which 19 are PhD.

Schools K-12Secondary InstitutionsResearch in University City

Greenways, Medical, Recreation

Home to the largest greenway network in the region with over 28 miles connecting UNC Charlotte to URP, connection to a variety of neighborhoods, parks and the Lynx Blue Line light rail system in 2017.

Greenway MapMedicalRecreation

Shopping, Eating, Lodging

Dozens of restaurants from 11 different countries, housing for students to executives, shopping from local boutiques to IKEA. Sixteen hotels serving the needs of travelers from sports teams to international researchers.

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Recent Updates

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Bus Route 11U service to campus is reduced due to Tryon St detour

10/22/2014

CATS has announced that it will reduce Route 11U service between uptown and UNC Charlotte – but the route change is less severe than CATS first announced. CATS initially said.. Read more

Tryon Street motorists face months of detours at Mallard Creek bridges

10/22/2014

The $12 million project will replace both Mallard Creek bridges with much wider structures that will have an additional traffic lane plus a bike and pedestrian area. North Tryon Street.. Read more

Tryon Street must be moved for light-rail tracks

10/22/2014

After months of building retaining walls and relocating utilities, construction crews have begun the most intense phase of the Blue Line Extension project involving North Tryon Street – moving traffic.. Read more