It’s all about access and location.

Anchored by UNC Charlotte, this global community thrives as Charlotte’s second largest employment center. Superior road and transit infrastructure, ideal office locations, and direct access to UNC Charlotte’s talent pipeline and multidisciplinary research all contribute to University City’s vibrant, global economy.

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

Doing Business in University City

University City has benefited from recent economic investment as businesses have expanded or located here and entrepreneurs and spin-offs have opened up shop. Fueled by innovation, this employment center has a daytime workforce of 75,000 in businesses that range from energy and finance to healthcare, technology, and back office. View listing of major employers located in University City.







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University City Economic Incentives

Economic incentives are offered by the state of North Carolina, Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The governments cooperate in rewarding companies that create jobs and spur investment in North Carolina communities. Learn more about incentives at Charlotte Economic Incentives and the Mecklenburg County Economic Development Office.

Tasty Tuesdays: Moon River Thai Bistro

By Luis Martinez Moon River Thai Bistro is a delicious new Thai restaurant located near campus at 9211-1 North Tryon Street in the Mallard Pointe shopping center. The prices are amazing, the food delicious, and the service remarkable. The family that owns Moon River moved from Thailand to America – starting at Burlington, NC. They opened a Moon River Thai Bistro in Danville, Va., and recently moved to Charlotte and opened their second Moon River here to be close... read more

Tour CIT’s One University Place HQ on Aug. 23

Corporate Information Technologies (CIT), a leading technology and information security management company, invites the public to the open house for its new corporate headquarters at One University Place. The open house will take place 4-6 pm Aug. 23, at 8801 J M Keynes Drive, Suite 250. CIT relocated to One University Place after 20 years in NoDa. CIT’s new corporate headquarters provides facilities for its 24×7 network and security operations centers, sales engineering, and executive offices. CIT’s professional technologists... read more