Building & Development

Our downtown revitalization is just one of many things attracting new developments in our city.

The NC Research Campus is home to eight top universities and counting. Important discoveries are happening there regularly in the field of science and nutrition, and the campus employs thousands. Economic Development Initiatives are bringing in area employers attracted to the low cost of living and high quality of life. And millions of jobs are just a commute away in nearby Charlotte.

The streets and rails of progress crossroad in our city, too, with multiple modes off transportation available to the businesses that call here home. Near several highways including 85 and 77, it's easy to commute or move freight on the roadways in any direction, and our rail system furthers the possibilities.

Kannapolis also sits in three different school districts giving families plenty of choice in schools. And the learning continues with award-winning Rowan Cabarrus Community College, featuring workforce-supporting programs across multiple industries.

Hear how people are taking advantage of such high promise and such low land prices here in Kannapolis by contacting our Economic Development team.

If you need help,

• Obtaining a zoning permit
• Planning a residential or commercial project
• Understanding the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
• Engineering documents and policies


Refer to the Planning Department to get more information.