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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Help plan 26-mile Cross Charlotte Trail at June 30 drop-in meeting

06/23/2015

How would you design and use the 26-mile Cross Charlotte Trail linking University City, Uptown and south Charlotte? Share your ideas for the trail and get the latest details on.. Read more

Why wait for vacation? Summer fun starts NOW in University City!

06/23/2015

You probably have great plans for your vacation. But why wait until then to enjoy summertime, when there is so much to do right here in University City: Fourth festivities,.. Read more

Our good economic news is now a video!

06/23/2015

University City’s revving economic engine just got a strong plug – a new Charlotte Chamber video entitled: “Charlotte’s Second Largest Employment Center.” The clip features Executive Director Darlene Heater promoting.. Read more

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