Concord Mills is a 1.4 million square foot shopping mall located in Concord, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. The mall is in Cabarrus County, just a few hundred feet from the Mecklenburg County border, and about 12 miles (19 km) from downtown Charlotte. One of two shopping malls in Concord, it was built & formerly operated by the Mills Corporation before the acquisition of the Mills Corporation by Simon Malls. It is North Carolina's largest tourist attraction, attracting 17.6 million visitors in 2005. The mall is located about a mile from Charlotte Motor Speedway.