Race City, USA
Nestled in the beautiful Piedmont approximately 30 miles north of Charlotte, Mooresville, North Carolina offers a desirable quality of life and has been described as the optimum environment for living, working and playing. Located in South Iredell County, Mooresville is known for its friendly residents and true southern hospitality.
Iredell County is one of the few counties in the Carolinas with two connecting interstates. I-77 runs north and south; I-40 runs east and west. In addition, I-85 is only 15 miles away. Due to its accessibility to these three interstates, an unmatched 54% of the U.S. population live within a 650-mile radius of Mooresville-a day’s drive or a short 90-minute flight.
Beautiful Lake Norman is located in South Iredell County. This man-made lake with a 532-mile shoreline, provides year-round water activities. Golfers enjoy our area because the climate offers golfing year-round, both at Mallard Head Golf Course and the Mooresville Municipal Golf Course. North Carolina is famous for its numerous other fine golf courses; most of which are close enough for a day trip. The Iredell County and Mooresville Recreational Departments provide various activities for the youth in our area. North Carolina’s majestic mountains and beautiful beaches are only two to three hours away.
Nicknamed Race City USA, Mooresville has become to racing what Hollywood is to the movies. Throughout Iredell County there are approximately 60 race teams and over 100 race-related suppliers. Two of the few wind tunnels in the entire United States are located in the Town of Mooresville. Most race shops provide viewing areas and showrooms for fans and tourists.
Fully served industrial sites ranging from 2 to 100-plus acres are available throughout the county. Norfolk Southern Railroad considers Iredell County one of its top three sites in North Carolina. A variety of existing and new industrial spec buildings provide opportunities for new business location and growth. In March, 2002, Site Selection magazine ranked Mooresville the No. 1 Small Town in the United States for New and Expanded Corporate Facilities announcements.
Mooresville’s population has doubled since the 1990 census, making us the 6th fastest growing town in the State of North Carolina (according to Business North Carolina magazine).
In March 2001, Southern Business and Development magazine ranked Mooresville as one of the "Top 50 Automotive Supplier Locations in the United States."
Mooresville is home to over 120 NASCAR and motorsports-related teams and suppliers, including Dale Earnhardt, Inc., Penske Racing South, the North Carolina Auto Racing Walk of Fame, the NASCAR Technical Institute, Aero Dyne Wind Tunnel, and the Auto Research Center (ARC).