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The Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport is       These improvements will further enhance      Capitalizing on the tools and assets located
growing to accommodate new industries           development in the nearby Monroe             in the county, Monroe-Union County
and to make the community more attractive       Corporate Center. The 500-acre business      Economic Development concentrates its
for office and manufacturing development.       park, developed by the City of Monroe in     recruitment and retention efforts in four
With a runway of 7,000 feet, the airport        1996, has attracted world-class companies    areas of focus: precision manufacturing,
can accommodate a full range of general         such as Greiner Bio-One, Scott Safety,       agri-business, logistics and commercial.
aviation and corporate aircraft. The opening    Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated Co.,         Manufacturers in the fields of aerospace,
of the U.S. Customs Service in 2014 has set     American Wick Drain, UTC Aerospace           bio and life-sciences, pharmaceuticals
the airport up for the next several decades,    Systems, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals,           and plastics all call Union County home
allowing international flights to fly directly  O’Neil Digital Solutions and Record USA.     and rely on the highly skilled workforce
into Monroe and Union County. Union             The City of Monroe recently completed its    which can fulfill the requirements of
County’s current regional transportation        4th speculative building at 109,000 square   advanced manufacturing with high
linkage has already been further enhanced       feet with a 30-foot ceiling clearance. Like  tolerances. In fact, with 23 companies and
by the inclusion of the Charlotte Area          previous “spec” buildings, this building     approximately 3,500 jobs, Union County
Transportation System (CATS) daily express      will hopefully entice a company to bring     has the high concentration of aerospace
bus service from Monroe to uptown               its capital investment and jobs to Union     in North Carolina. ATI Specialty Materials,
Charlotte on US 74 with stops in Indian Trail   County.                                      UTC Aerospace Systems, Cyril Bath (Aries
and Stallings.                                                                               Alliance), IMET Alloys, Midway Aerospace

Major Employers

As of April, 2016 4th Quarter. Source: NC Department of Commerce.

Rank	Employer 					Industry			Employment Range
1 	 Union County Schools 				                   Education & Health Services 		               1000+

2 	 Tyson Foods, Inc					                       Manufacturing 				                           1000+

3 	 ATI Specialty Materials				                 Manufacturing 				                           1000+

4 	 Harris Teeter	 				                         Trade, Transportation, & Utilities	          1000+

5 	 Union County, NC					                       Public Administration 			                    1000+

6 	 Wal-Mart Associates Inc.				                Trade, Transportation & Utilities 	          500-999

7	 Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation			               Manufacturing			                             	 500-999

8 	 City of Monroe		  			                       Public Administration			                     500-999

9 	 Food Lion						                             Trade, Transportation & Utilities		          500-999

10	 Carolinas HealthCare System			              Education & Health Services	 	               500-999

11 	 Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company		       Manufacturing			                             	 500-999

12	 Wingate University				                      Education & Health Services		                500-999

13	 Scott Safety					                           Manufacturing 				                           250-499

14	 McGee Brothers Company Inc.			              Construction				                             250-499

15 	 Windsor Windows & Doors			                 Manufacturing				                            250-499

16 	 United Parcel Service 				                 Trade, Transportation & Utilities		          250-499

17	 Lowe’s Home Improvement			                  Trade, Transportation & Utilities 	          250-499

18	 CR England Inc					                         Trade, Transportation & Utilities		          250-499

19	 Unicon Inc.					                            Natural Resources & Mining 		                250-499

20 	 Consolidated Metco Inc.				                Manufacturing 				                           250-499

21 	 A E P Industries Inc				                   Manufacturing				                            250-499

22	 Scott Clark Toyota					                     Trade, Transportation & Utilities		          250-499

23 	 South Piedmont Community College		         Education & Health Services	 	               250-499

24	 Edwards Wood Products				                   Manufacturing 				                           250-499

25 	 ASSA ABLOY					                            Manufacturing 				                           250-499

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