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.

Office and Land MapDemographic Summary

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.

Shop in University CityRestaurants in University CityHotels

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Vance High student Jocelyn Chadwick once benefited from a Christmas program for needy kids. She returned the blessing this week through a leadership program sponsored by businessman Rob Rogers. Your.. Read more

UCP’s 2014 Annual Report captures our breakout year

12/17/2014

What an amazing year! With light rail under construction, University City’s stretch of I-485 set to open next spring, dramatic jobs growth and resurgence in our neighborhoods, University City is.. Read more

University Research Park getting set to bloom next spring

12/17/2014

Landscape work this winter will pay off in light and color next spring throughout University Research Park. University City-based Ecoscape Solutions Group is freshening up URP entrances, pruning hundreds of.. Read more