Concord, NC, located just northeast of Charlotte, made the #24 spot on the list (Raleigh’s suburb of Morrisville, NC also made the list in the #10 spot).
To compile the list, Money Magazine ranked 1,890 locations that had at least 25,000 residents based on each location’s economy, housing market, cost of living, diversity, public education, health and safety, weather and lifestyle, and amenities.
"A new study finds North Carolina's economy is ranked among the 20 best in the U.S. — and is listed ahead of any other Southeastern state. Personal-finance website WalletHub published a new study that ranks the economies of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. North Carolina ranked No. 10, just ahead of Arizona (No. 11) and just behind New Hampshire (No. 9), according to WalletHub."
"According to a new SmartAsset study, wealthy millennials are moving to the coasts, but the Northeast isn't one of them. To determine migration flows of wealthy millennials, SmartAsset examined data (IRS 2015 to 2016 tax year) from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. To calculate net inflow of each state, the study used inflow minus the outflow of wealthy millennials to find precisely which states wealthy millennials are moving to."
"Entrepreneurs – or those at least thinking of embarking on their own venture – in Charlotte are in one of the best places in the U.S. to get their ideas off the ground, according to a new nationwide study.
In the latest WalletHub study of Best Large Cities to Start a Business, Charlotte ranked sixth — the highest in North Carolina."
"Southpaw Investors’ adaptive-reuse project will invest roughly $1 million to transform 25,000 square feet at Gibson Mill. Gibson Mill Market aims to preserve the building’s history, while giving new life through the addition of food-hall style dining and shopping. It is slated to open in early 2020, says Jock Liles, a partner in Southpaw."
“Concord has the right attitude towards it,” says Sherwood Development Group principal Justin Mueller, referencing the renovation of historic buildings. “I don’t want to see buildings like this torn down. This is part of architectural history.”
"Cabarrus Magazine spotlighted the county’s employment leaders as well as the Cabarrus Economic Development’s (EDC) workforce development initiatives in its June issue. But what’s down the pipeline, who is “shopping” the area for possible development and what types of development are most in demand?"
"The Triangle has become one of the go-to places for people looking to improve their lives, whether it be because of ample job opportunity, ability to raise a family or home affordability, people are flocking in search of prosperity."
"The Center for Digital Government, a research and advisory institute on information and technology policies based in Folsom, California, ranked Charlotte No. 5 among cities with a population of more than 500,000."