The center occupies a knock-out property that features a stunning front entrance with a four-column portico leading to an awesome, stone-floor lobby. The beautifully-landscaped building is located on a new 100-acre mixed-use development nestled among woodland and accessed by two major routes - I-485 and I-77. It can be easily reached from Charlotte-Douglas Airport, downtown and Lake Norman - all just 10 minutes away. Mecklenburg County, where the center is situated, is such a strong business base that eight Fortune 500 companies make their home here. Charlotte is strategically located on the east coast and is renowned for its banking sector, with financial services employing over 60,000 people. The three largest industries by employment are services, manufacturing and retail. The workforce has an above-average rate of educational attainment and there are 37 higher education establishments in the region.