Industries & Natural Resources
Mount Holly has benefitted from improvements in regional transportation and the economic growth of the Charlotte area. Its location between Gastonia and Charlotte has also been a factor in Mount Holly's recent population growth.
The textile business has a strong presence in Mount Holly. American and Efird, the world's second-largest thread maker employs more than 980 people at its Mount Holly-based corporate headquarters and six manufacturing plants. Other textile companies in the city include a denim mill run by Burlington Industries and a textile dyestuff plant operated by Clariant.
Other significant employers in Mount Holly include Freightliner Trucks, with a manufacturing plant that produces its line of medium-duty Business Class® M2 models, and National Gypsum, the operator of a wallboard plant.