A Growing City

Kings Mountain continues to grow as more and more people make their homes and bring their businesses here. The county, ideally located in the foothills of North Carolina, is home to comfortable climates, top-notch educational institutions and healthcare facilities, recreational opportunities, and friendly people.

Whether you are interested in outdoor recreation, the arts, dining and shopping, business and industry, education or healthcare, we have it all right here in Kings Mountain.

In the county, you will find manufacturers of military trucks, beverage bottles, transmissions, aircraft parts, ceramic capacitor material, electric motors and production equipment, as well as some specialized textile companies. Multiple computer server farms are also located in Kings Mountain.

Gross retail sales for Cleveland County exceed $1 billion a year. The major retail areas are the Cleveland Mall, with large retailers such as Sears, Belk, and Burke's Outlet; and the Kings Mountain, Boiling Springs and Uptown Shelby areas, which boast specialty shops and an abundance of restaurants. In Cleveland County, you can eat or shop at a well-known establishment or choose one of our independently-owned restaurants or shops.

Agriculture continues to be an important part of the county's economy. Major crops are fescue for hay and grazing, soybeans, wheat, cotton, alfalfa, tomatoes, and summer squash. In addition, apples, peaches, and various small fruits and greenhouse crops are produced. The animal enterprises primarily consist of beef cattle, dairy, broilers, and turkeys. Cleveland County also has a few dairy farms still in operation.