Note:  All designated facilities and hotels are within an 8-mile radius of Mt. Holly and Belmont, NC


  1. ​Duke Energy Emerging Technology Center
  2. TechWorks
  3. Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Belmont
  4. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte Airport - Belmont
  5. Home2 Suites by Hilton Charlotte Belmont
  6. Hampton Inn Charlotte Belmont @ Montcross

​Meeting Venues

Duke Energy Emerging Technology & Innovation Center
1900 N Main Street
Mt. Holly, NC 28120

​​The Duke Energy Emerging Technology testing lab is in Mount Holly, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte. The facility tests real-time grid simulators, electric vehicles, telecommunications and cybersecurity. This research helps Duke, and its team of industry partners, learn how to deploy energy-efficient technologies and make them reliable before they are accessible for customers. Duke welcomes the opportunity to partner with other companies and test technologies before launching to the general public.​ ​​

TechWorks Gaston
52A Ervin Street
52A Ervin Street​

Who we are:
TechWorks Gaston is a non-profit, entrepreneurial tech hub, and learning center committed to job creation, economic growth, innovation, and talent development for Gaston County and the region.

What we do:
TechWorks provides a place for connection, collaboration, and support for tech businesses. We are a learning center for kids and adults, developing increasingly important technical skills for a rapidly changing career market.​

​Where to Stay

Brand​​ Phone # Address​​ Distance to Venues (miles)
3. Fairfield Inn & Suites (Charlotte Belmont) ​(704) 317-2777 1 Caldwell Dr
Belmont, NC  28012
​5.6 to Duke Energy
1.5 to TechWorks​
4. Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Charlotte Airport-Belmont)(704) 812-2000 250 Beatty Dr
Belmont, NC 28012
5.2 to Duke Energy
1.7 to TechWorks​
5. Home2 Suites by Hilton (Charlotte Belmont)(704) 755-1770 871 Hawley Ave
Belmont, NC 28012
6.1 to Duke Energy
1.4 to TechWorks
6. Hampton Inn (Charlotte-Belmont @ Montcross)(704) 825-6100 820 Cecilia Alexander Dr
Belmont, NC 28012
6.4 to Duke Energy
1.2 to TechWorks​


  1. These are the hotel options between Mt Holly and Gaston, but there are additional options near the airport as well as other parts of Charlotte.