Doing Business

Take your business to the next level.

Charlotte’s epicenter for education, innovation and growth, University City is the place to grow your business. Not only is University City strategically located near I-77, I-85, and I-485, UNC Charlotte is located in the district. Talent pool, easy access to interstates and two airports make this an ideal location for your growing business.

Why University City?

University City is Charlotte’s second largest employment center. A community rich in green and beautiful office parks, the area has ideal work spaces, superior road and transit infrastructure, direct access to UNC Charlotte’s talent pipeline and multidisciplinary research that contribute to a vibrant, global economy.

Development Opportunities

One of the fastest growing parts of Charlotte, University City is undergoing a transformation to support its urban core and green beltway. There are opportunities for investment along the transit corridor and throughout the area. Explore Vision Plan to learn more about the area’s growth and existing opportunities.

Transportation & Mobility

Nearby air, light rail, major highways and boulevards, and greenways make University City an ideal location for business. The area holds one of the lowest commute and travel time averages in the region.

Business Opportunities

A vibrant area with everything needed to move forward. University City is a great place for businesses and startups. From a rural neighborhood on the edge of Charlotte to an innovative business center and diverse residential community, University City has emerged as Charlotte’s leading city within the city.


2023 Charlotte NYD 5K

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Albemarle Technology Park: 5 Questions with CTO Glen Merfeld 

In mid-December, Albemarle Corporation announced a $180 million plan to establish a major technology campus in University City. Albemarle Technology Park expects to create 200 jobs and provide a $644.5 million boost to North Carolina’s economy over 12 years. Here, we...

University City Multifamily Development News, November 2022

November 29, 2022 Miami-based Related Group purchased 64 acres at 6540 University City Blvd. from IBM Corp. for $14.5 million, with plans for a multifamily development of 450 apartments and up to 150 townhomes. Pennsylvania-based High Associates is filed a petition to...

University City Partners Statement on Centene East Coast Headquarters

CHARLOTTE, NC, August 19—Today, University City Partners released a statement about a change of plans for Centene’s East Coast headquarters in Charlotte. Statement: Centene saw the value University City presented for their investment plans in the Charlotte region....

Cinergy Dine-In Cinemas

Come April, you will have the option to watch movies in heated recliner chairs at 5336 Docia Crossing Road, formerly Studio Movie Grill. The Cinergy Dine-in Cinemas movie theater will have 10 screens, swivel tables, with a full bar and menu available to patrons. Read...

Sign Up for Community Supported Agriculture

There’s just something about local produce that can’t be beat by what you get at the grocery store. Thanks to a University City Farmers Market partner, The Farm at Dover Vineyards, residents have the opportunity to enjoy fresh produce and support their local farm...

Support These Black-Owned Businesses

Whether you’re in the mood for a cocktail with friends, new jewelry, or a new dentist, check out all of these wonderful 70+ Black-owned businesses in the Charlotte area. Notable mentions for University City are Cuzzo’s Cuisine and Jazzy Cheesecakes. Read the full...

African American History in Charlotte

Places To Connect With African American History In Charlotte There are many things to explore in celebrating important people and historical events from the African diaspora that contributed to our communities today. An article in the Charlotte Observer  features 5...

2021 Person of the Year

QNotes selected Attorney, Lee Robertson as the 2021 Person of the Year. Joyce Tompkins, Executive Director of the Keith Family YMCA, where Robertson serves as a board member shared, “Lee has been committed to this Y and this community since he took on his very first...

Nominate Your Favorite Local Business

Support your local startups! To raise awareness about Charlotte’s tech-enabled startups, Charlotte Inno has created an Inno Madness bracket challenge. Once the brackets have been made, over the course of 6 weeks from February to March, readers will place votes to...