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Which surrounding county is getting the most economic spillover from Charlotte?


Which county, outside of Cabarrus, is benefitting the most from Charlotte's economic spillover?  

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    • Gaston
    • Iredell
    • Lancaster
    • Union
    • York

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Cabarrus is obviously excluded, as in many places it's hard to tell where Mecklenburg ends and Cabarrus begins, moreso than the other counties listed (not to mention Lowe's Motor Speedway and NC's largest tourist attraction, Concord Mills, are in Cabarrus).

All of Charlotte's surrounding counties benefit in some way from the "overflow." So outside of Cabarrus, which one is benefitting the most? Belmont is starting to see some development in Gaston County (don't really have any specifics though), not to mention the fact that the western edge of Charlotte is practially in Gaston; Iredell gains an advantage from Lake Norman, the most popular and populated lake in the region; the northern tip of Lancaster County borders Ballentyne and is gaining residents pretty quickly; Union is the fastest growing county in NC, thanks in no small part to Charlotte; and in York County, the Fort Mill/Lake Wylie area is on an upswing, and Wells Fargo and Citi Financial have just relocated to that area from Charlotte.

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York by far.....I don't consider housing an economic spillover because it is usually a drain from a fiscal standpoint.

York has had a number of large office relocations, and is developing a lot of warehouse and flex space that often doesn't get recognized......though I might argue there is little economic gain to all of this as it is all subsidized to the point that the county won't see large fiscal gains for decades.

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