Business Opportunities

When preparation meets opportunity.

A vibrant area with everything needed to move forward. University City is a great place for existing businesses and startups to be and grow.

Business Owners

Since the establishment of UNC Charlotte in response to a rising demand for education generated by advancement in technology, University City has stepped up to meet the current and future needs of the business market.

The area is now home to large, mid-sized and small businesses, students, families and young professionals who come here to learn, create, plant roots and thrive. Together, these businesses and individuals make up University City, Charlotte’s second largest employment center outside of Center City.

“From the business perspective, it makes great sense to be here because of the location and access.”– Dr. Michael Dockery, Ortho Carolina.

Attractions & Amenities

University City is home three incredible office parks, all enjoying significant investment. Originally created to meet the growing demand for technology jobs, our business parks are evolving for today’s employer and employees. You will find mixed-use development for employees to work closer to their place of employment. University City is also increasing pedestrian access through sidewalks and bike lanes from light rail stations and throughout office parks to accommodate the business community.

University Executive Park is in walking distance to the area’s largest shopping and entertainment center with IKEA, Hobby Lobby, Marshall’s, Old Navy, Topgolf and more at its back door.

Innovation Park, the largest office complex in University Research Park, has new owners with ambitious plans that include more offices, housing, shopping and other uses.

News

Candidate Search: President & CEO, University City Partners

Download Full Summary. The President/CEO is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing all programs and policies of the University City Partners and its affiliates The University City Partners Team Members share responsibility for recognizing, creating, and...

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...

New Apartment Brand Planned Near McCullough Station

Last month, Alliance Residential Company acquired 2.92 acres at 8430 N. Tryon Street. The property, Prose McCullough Station, is a new brand for Alliance Residential that will sit across from McCullough Station. Expect five stories and 297 one– and two-bedroom units...

Multi-Family Mixed-Use Project

Flournoy Development Group and the developer, GID have partnered together for a mixed-use project in University City. 25 acres at 900 W. Mallard Creek Church Road were purchased for $4.5 million. There will be retail space, offices, 341 multifamily units, and 56...

Cuzzo’s Cuisine Returns

The popular southern comfort food restaurant had to close its University City location shortly after opening in February of 2020. Now, the cousin duo, Andarrio Johnson and Anglee Brown are reopening Cuzzo’s Cuisine II on Super Bowl weekend. You may want to check them...