Economic Development

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Strategically located in the center of a region with Winston-Salem, High Point and Greensboro forming the points of the economic development triangle, Kernersville is well situated. As the Piedmont Triad International Airport logistic and industrial areas grows, Kernersville’s prominence in the region becomes more significant.

Kernersville is now one of the primary economic development centers in the region. Evidence of that enviable position is the establishment of the Novant Kernersville Medical Center (2011), VA Kernersville Health Care Center (2016), FedEx Ground Hub (2011), Deere Hitachi expansion (2014), plus new plants for Caterpillar (2011) and Herbalife (2014); to name a few of the larger developments. All are either within town limits or literally within a stone’s throw of Kernersville. We’re not done yet. Land is available for future development in the Triad Business Park, West Mountain Street Industrial area, the Metro Activity Center, Kernersville Medical Park, South Park Business Center and a 500-acre tract bordered by I-40 Business and Bypass 40. The new shopping center on South Main as well as the many current businesses that are building on, continues to make Kernersville a place of great opportunity.

Kernersville’s key goals are to “maintain a small town atmosphere” and to be a “unique high quality community within the Triad.” Its location on the two I-40s and near I-85 and I-77 interstates provides a road network that is a magnet to business. Our proximity to FedEx Express (air hub at PTIA) and the Kernersville FedEx Ground distribution center is a major plus for business growth.

Kernersville has been proactive in the tactical expansion of water and sewer to key areas where development is anticipated. The town is ahead of the curve with growth management plans – land use, thoroughfare, street, pedestrian, bike and growth and traffic plans so that we will achieve quality rather than quantity development. Kernersville has also established overlay districts with high building standards, enhancing the appearance of existing properties in major corridors, along with guiding the quality of future development.

“World-class communities come in all shapes and sizes, they are not determined by geography, and natural resources so much as by the mindset of their local leadership”
— Author Don A. Holbrook

Kernersville works closely with regional economic development organizations – Winston-Salem Business Incorporated, Greensboro Economic Development Alliance, Piedmont Triad Partnership and the North Carolina Department of Commerce as the anchors to future development.