Albemarle, North Carolina has all of the ingredients needed to ensure business success. This charming small City of approximately 16,000 people provides for a quality of life and a business friendly environment that few places can equal. Albemarle is located less than an hour's drive from the major cities of Charlotte and Greensboro, and the world famous golf resort of Pinehurst. The climate of south central North Carolina offers the beauty of changing seasons while being moderate enough to enjoy the outdoors year round. It boasts a large trainable work force with a strong work ethic and loyalty to employers. Business and industry have thrived in this community for over a century, and continue to do so to this day.
Albemarle is home to a historic downtown and beautifully maintained neighborhoods that offer housing opportunities to all income groups. The City is located in the heart of the Uwharrie Lakes region and is only a few minutes' drive from several lakes along the Yadkin Pee Dee River, Morrow Mountain State Park, and the Uwharrie National Forest. The countryside around Albemarle continues to maintain its rural charm with farms and pastures occupying its gentle rolling hills.
Infrastructure is in place to accommodate almost any type of industry. The City offers convenient one-stop shopping for most utilities, including water and sewer, electricity, and landfill services. The City has an abundant supply of water and significant excess treatment capacity for both water and sewer. Natural gas and rail transportation are also available in the City. Several highway improvement projects are currently underway that will enhance the area's highway network. These include widening of NC 24-27 and NC 49, and the eventual widening of US Hwy 52 to four lanes to connect with Interstate 85. The Albemarle-Stanly County Airport has an instrument landing system and a 5,500-ft runway that can handle most corporate or cargo aircraft. Albemarle offers some of the most competitive utility rates and land/construction costs in the entire Charlotte region.
If your business could benefit from relocation to an area with a strong work ethic, low crime rate, no traffic congestion, cooperative local governments, and a superior quality of life, we urge you to consider Albemarle. We would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate how your business can achieve success in our community.
Mark F. Donham - Director of Economic Development
144 N Second Street
PO Box 190
Albemarle, NC 28002-0190