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Piedmont Natural Gas

Piedmont Natural Gas is an energy services company focused on

delivering safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to our customers.

We serve more than 1 million residential, commercial and industrial

customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, in

addition to providing unregulated natural gas service to more than

one-half million customers in Georgia through our investment in

SouthStar Energy Services.

In addition to providing natural gas to homes and businesses of all

sizes, Piedmont Natural Gas also sells, installs and repairs natural gas

appliances and equipment, such as natural gas water heaters, tankless

water heaters and grills, for homes and businesses. Additionally, we

offer home warranties on select natural gas products.

With our headquarters located in Charlotte, N.C., Piedmont

Natural Gas employs approximately 1,800 people. Our employees

operate within a culture of accountability that requires a commitment

to our values and a determination to be good stewards on behalf of

all our stakeholders. We’ve been in operation for more than 60 years,

and we believe our success is due to the high-quality service we

provide, and to the relationships we’ve formed in our communities.

This commitment to building strong communities is another

reason Piedmont Natural Gas is the best energy choice. Most of

our employees, including our senior leaders, actively support local

initiatives such as education, workforce development, health and

human services, and sustainability. Our goal is to maximize our

impact through volunteerism and support from our Foundation.

We’ve built our business on the principles of integrity, respect,

excellence, stewardship and health. These values define Piedmont’s

approach to customer service and the commitments we have made

to our employees, communities, investors and the environment we

all share.

Piedmont is committed to the safety of our employees. We

encourage our employees to be valuable contributors in the workplace

and in the community. We provide career opportunities and the

continuing education necessary for our employees to perform their

jobs in a quality manner. We provide a work environment that

contributes to the health and wellness of our employees.

Piedmont continuously develops innovative solutions to improve

and protect the environment. We promote and participate in

initiatives that contribute to a clean and healthy environment for

our employees, their families and for our communities. We market

and deliver our products and services using best practices and costeffective

technologies. Piedmont Natural Gas continues to be a

leader in the natural gas industry, and we do so with integrity and in

compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

We value our relationship with the governmental authorities that

impact Piedmont’s business. We strive to achieve win-win solutions

for our constituents. Additionally, we continuously strive to enhance

shareholder value and confidence. We continue to pursue acquisitions

and business ventures on an opportunistic basis.

Whether we’re installing a water heater, promoting a food drive,

or even sponsoring the new Charlotte Knights Baseball stadium,

Piedmont Natural Gas works every day to be the “Energy that shows.”

More information about Piedmont Natural Gas is available at www.


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Charlotte ranks high in quality of life

C H A R L O T T E, your new hometown.


… to the Queen City, also known as the “international Gateway to the South” due to its mid-Atlantic location. One of the top

10 fastest growing cities in the country and the 17th largest city in the country by population, Charlotte and its residents know

the true meaning of innovation, big city business and, of course, Southern hospitality. Nestled in the North Carolina foothills,

Charlotte and its surrounding communities offer an exciting mix of heritage and vision. Strongly rooted in history and tradition,

they also embrace newcomers and the future with warmth and hospitality.

Charlotte, the Queen City, was named for Queen Charlotte of England,

wife of King George III. Rich in history, arts and culture, the city of

Charlotte exemplifies the region’s characteristic blend of the old and new

as well as synergy of traditional values and innovative ideas. After the

American Revolution, the first verified gold find in the United States

put the Charlotte area on the map, setting off the nation’s first gold rush,

leading to the 1837 founding of the Charlotte Mint. Active until 1861, the

building that once housed the Charlotte Mint is now the location of the

Mint Museum of Art. The city’s first big business boom came about soon

after the Civil War, when it became known as a cotton processing center

and railroad hub.

Today, the Charlotte metropolitan area ranks as the 23rd largest in

the United States and is part of a 16-county market region. Charlotte

consistently ranks higher than most of the country’s other major cities

Choosing the

Best School

Resources to help the decision making process

For families with school-aged children, relocating to a new city means

more than just finding the perfect home—deciding on which of the

area’s schools will be best for your child is a top priority when choosing a

place to live. Charlotte’s high-ranking schools are sure to fit your needs,

regardless of the type of educational experience you are seeking.

Charlotte has a plethora of public, private, nontraditional and trade

schools across the metro area, as well as many nationally competitive

schools. North Carolina’s graduation rates are up to 82 percent as of

in terms of quality of life, job and population growth and business. The

home of world-class museums, colleges and universities, the second

largest financial district in the country and the center of the NASCAR

racing universe, Charlotte is the premier destination for visitors to

North Carolina. For those relocating to the area, it holds the promise of

a city ready to offer the entire spectrum of life’s worthwhile experiences.

In addition to being the second largest banking center in the U.S., the

Queen City is home to major businesses such as Bank of America,

Wells Fargo, Nucor, Sonic Automotive, Time Warner Cable, Fox Sports

1, LendingTree, Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Muzak. This makes

Charlotte a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find

many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships,

socializing, romance and fun. In fact, Charlotte is one of the top larger

cities in America for educated single professionals to flock to.

August 2013, setting a record for the state. When states were forced to

come up with a more standardized measurement as part of the federal No

Child Left Behind program, North Carolina rose to the occasion and has

shone as graduation rates continue to rise.


Education News

Charlotte has made a name for itself and its active student population

with more than 30 higher education institutions in the metro area,

which offer a wide array of degrees. Students pursuing degrees in every

field from technology and medicine to creative arts and engineering

will find quality education in the Queen City.

Metro Charlotte

A city’s health care landscape is reflective not only of its growth

and economic prosperity, but also the metro area’s dedication

to its residents and their needs, no matter what they may be.

With Charlotte’s metro area stretching into South Carolina, each

community seems to have its own medical facilities, so quality care

is never a far drive.

Medical professionals in the region have realized the business

necessity of accessible specialists, allowing residents access to

virtually any treatment they could need. Whether it be something

Health Care

as routine as an appendectomy or an annual physical or something

more specialized, the area’s hospitals are well equipped with the latest

technology in their arsenal. In addition to focusing on quality care,

the area’s hospitals have been nationally recognized on numerous, coveted lists, from Modern Healthcare’s 2013 list of Best Places to Work in

Healthcare to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals.

Health care is strong on Charlotte’s education front, opening the door for local students to go from getting a quality education in health

care at an area school to working for some of the region’s best hospitals. The Charlotte metropolitan area has many health care management

degree and certificate programs available for students to participate in, some of the best at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC),

Winston-Salem State University and Gardner-Webb University.

Each December, the village lines its main streets with thousands of

Cabarrus County

colored lights. Visitors come from throughout the region to enjoy the

cabarruscounty.us (704) 920-3200 extravaganza.

County Population: 184,498

County Seat: Concord

Median Home Price: $198,000 Square Miles: 365

Millage Rate: (uninc.) 0.7

Municipalities: Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Locust, Midland,

Mount Pleasant

Cabarrus, which is just 20 miles northeast of uptown Charlotte,

is easily accessible by I-85. Concord, the county seat, is one of the

state’s fastest-growing cities, with a population of 79,000. Concord is

a major tourist destination with Concord Mills and Charlotte Motor

Speedway located just a few miles apart off I-85 at exit 49. Kannapolis,

with a population of more than 42,600, was built by Charles Cannon

in 1887. Once home to the historic Cannon Mills, it is now a center

of biotech research and development as home to the North Carolina

Research Campus. Cabarrus offers plenty for residents and visitors to

enjoy. Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site in Stanfield commemorates

the first gold discovery in North Carolina in 1799. Other attractions

include Cannon Village, the Bost Grist Mill, Historic Downtown

Concord’s Shopping District and Memorial Gardens.

Gaston County

gastongov.com (704) 866-3101

County Population: 208,049

County Seat: Gastonia

Median Home Price: $120,000 Square Miles: 364

Millage Rate: (uninc.) 0.7

Municipalities: Belmont, Bessemer, Cherryville, Cramerton, Dallas, Gastonia,

High Shoals, Kings Mountain, Lowell, McAdenville, Holly, Ranlo, Stanley

Citygoers and nature lovers alike will find the perfect combination

in Gaston County, where multiple lakes, reservoirs, rivers and parks

abound. Just west of Mecklenburg County, Gaston is known for its

history in the textile production and trucking industries. More than

206,000 people live in Gaston County, the majority (69,000) in its

largest city, Gastonia. The county’s public school system is the seventh

largest in North Carolina. The county celebrates its heritage through

a variety of museums, including the Gaston County Museum of Art

and History in the original county seat of Dallas, the Schiele Museum

of Natural History in Gastonia and the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum

in Cherryville. The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont

has become one of the county’s major tourist attractions in recent

years. Gaston County is also home to Belmont Abbey College and

the popular holiday tradition of the McAdenville Christmas lights.

Iredell County

co.iredell.nc.us (704) 878-3000

County Population: 162,708

County Seat: Statesville

Median Home Price: $162,200 Square Miles: 597

Millage Rate: (uninc.) 0.48

Municipalities: Davidson, Harmony, Love Valley, Mooresville, Statesville,


Farming is a major source of income for many families in Iredell

County. Rapid growth has boosted the county’s population to

more than 162,700 and a growing number of shopping centers,

housing developments and large corporate office parks offer an

entirely new layout to residents. Many of Iredell’s residents live in

Statesville, the county seat and largest town. The greater Statesville

area, at the intersection of I-40 and I-77, is home to a diverse

range of industries, including plastics, transportation equipment,

metalworking and distribution. Mooresville, 30 minutes north of

Charlotte, is conveniently near Lake Norman on I-77. Mooresville

is home to several NASCAR race teams and related companies and

calls itself “Race City, U.S.A.” Although northern Iredell County has

retained much of its rural character, the southern half of the county

is experiencing rapid suburbanization and population growth, largely

due to the immense popularity of the Lake Norman area for residents

of nearby Charlotte.

Lancaster County, SC

mylancastersc.org (803) 285-1565

County Population: 79,089

County Seat: Lancaster

Median Home Price: $123,800 Square Miles: 555

Millage Rate: (uninc.) 0.085

Municipalities: Heath Springs, Kershaw, Lancaster

Covering 555 square miles, Lancaster County is 35 miles south of

Charlotte. The county includes Lancaster, Kershaw, Heath Springs

and eight townships. The fastest-growing area is Indian Land, which

is becoming a Charlotte bedroom community. Andrew Jackson State

Park, nine miles north of Lancaster, offers 360 acres of camping,

boating, fishing and hiking.

Lincoln County

lincolncounty.org (704) 736-8471

County Population: 79,313

County Seat: Lincolnton

Median Home Price: $123,800 Square Miles: 307

Millage Rate: (uninc.) 0.59

Municipalities: Catawba Springs, Howards Creek, Iron Station,

Lincolnton, North Brook

Northwest of Mecklenburg County, also on the shores of Lake

Norman, is Lincoln County. Because of its location on the western

side of the lake, Lincoln County is becoming a hot spot for those who

prefer more secluded lakeside living. The town has several industries

and many historic structures. It also is home to the Lincoln Theatre

Guild and the Lincolnton Apple Festival, which draws around

80,000 visitors each year. Denver, located in eastern Lincoln County,

rests on the western shores of Lake Norman. The arts are strong in

Lincoln County, where the Arts Council of Lincoln County advocates

for making arts accessible to all of the county’s residents and also

partners with other organizations such as Lincoln County Schools,

Lincoln Cultural Center and Lincoln County Historical Association

to produce community-wide events.

Mecklenburg County

charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county (704) 336-2472

County Population: 969,031

County Seat: Charlotte

Median Home Price: $186,900 Square Miles: 523.84

Millage Rate: (uninc.) 0.81

Municipalities: Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews,

Mint Hill, Pineville, Stallings

Mecklenburg was named to denote the region in Germany where

British Queen “Charlotte Sophia” was born. Major industries of

Mecklenburg County are banking, manufacturing and professional

services, especially those supporting banking and medicine.

Mecklenburg County is home to six Fortune 500 companies,

including No. 21: Bank of America. Charlotte’s suburbs are great areas

to raise a family, live by the lake or escape the bustle of downtown.

Almost 200,000 workers commute to Charlotte from the surrounding

towns, which are composed of several smaller communities. Each

has a unique personality, with varying types of subdivisions, housing

and amenities. All cities within Mecklenburg County are a part of the

larger Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System.

Rowan County

rowancountync.org (704) 216-8180

County Population: 138,180

County Seat: Salisbury

Median Home Price: $137,000 Square Miles: 524

Millage Rate: (uninc.) 0.62

Municipalities: China Grove, Cleveland, East Spencer, Enochville, Faith,

Granite Quarry, Landis, Rockwell, Salisbury, Spencer

Rowan is a progressive county with a proud Southern heritage

whose citizens enjoy a great quality of life. Close to the state’s urban

centers, the citizens of the county enjoy access to top-notch hospitals

and schools in an area that maintains an old-fashioned, small-town

feel. Rowan is conveniently situated in the heart of North Carolina’s

Piedmont, approximately two hours from the state’s mountains and

four hours from its beaches, and is home to the N.C. Transportation

Museum, located in Spencer, as well as to two private liberal arts

institutions, Catawba College and Livingstone College. Rowan

County is home to major manufacturers Freightliner and Invista, in

addition to one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States,

Food Lion. With a welcoming climate and a wide variety of museums

and cultural offerings, a strong emphasis on history and plentiful

recreation areas, Rowan County offers activities and attractions the

whole family will enjoy.

Union County

co.union.nc.us (704) 283-3500

County Population: 208,520

County Seat: Monroe

Median Home Price: $212,100 Square Miles: 640

Millage Rate: (uninc.) 0.66

Municipalities: Fairview, Hemby Bridge, Indian Trail, Lake Park, Marshville,

Marvin, Mineral Springs, Monroe, Stallings, Unionville, Waxhaw, Weddington,

Wesley Chapel, Wingate

Located in North Carolina’s southern Piedmont region, Union County

is home to 15 municipalities, each with its own distinctive character.

According to recent U.S. Census Bureau figures, Union County

is one of the top 20 fastest-growing counties in the country. The

western portion of Union County is more suburban with numerous

neighborhoods and shopping, while the eastern part of the county is

more rural with farms and open spaces. People are moving to Union

County for both the suburban and rural lifestyles, as well as for the

abundant recreational activities, access to quality health care and

highly rated schools. While having vast areas of nature untouched by

development, it also has areas flourishing in suburban and industrial

growth. The primary factors contributing to Union’s economic

growth are agriculture, business and industry. Agriculture and

manufacturing are important industries in the state’s fastest growing

county, just southeast of Charlotte. Farms producing livestock, corn,

soybeans and cotton exist in harmony with plants turning out textiles,

electrical equipment and pharmaceutical products.

York County, SC

yorkcountygov.com (803) 684-8511

County Population: 234,635

County Seat: York

Median Home Price: $164,000 Square Miles: 696

Millage Rate: (uninc.) 0.66

Municipalities: Clover, Fort Mill, Hickory Grove, McConnells, Rock Hill,

Sharon, Tega Cay, York

The second most populous county in the Charlotte metro area,

York County, South Carolina is a mix of it all: rich history, early

industrialization, mountain peaks and innovative cities. Accessibility

is key and York County boasts many transportation advantages, I-77

runs through the eastern portion of the county and I-85 runs near

the northwestern part of the county, joined together by an excellent

highway network. The Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is

less than 30 minutes away and it services major carriers and regional

airlines that offer daily flights to nearly 150 domestic and international

cities. With more than 150,000 visitors annually, the Museum of York

County contains the world’s largest collection of mounted African

animals, exhibits of rare animal species and famous Indian murals.

There are more than 100 identified historic sites in York County. One

of the better known sites is Historic Brattonsville, which played an

important part in the county’s history dating from 1776 until after the

Civil War. Located in Rock Hill, Glencairn Gardens is known for its

many beautiful azaleas and dogwoods.







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109 Waterlynn Club Drive, Mooresville


704.336.8550 D-3

11305 Warfield Avenue, Huntersville


803.396.7753 D-11

3510 East Sandy Trail, Indian Land


704.827.0502 A-5

109 Fielding Street, Mount Holly






704.723.6445 D-3

3329 Helmsley Court, Concord


980-285-2254 E-11


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