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Charlotte Regional Partnership
550 South Caldwell Street, Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202

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There are 46 Italian firms operating in Charlotte USA, including 15 U.S. headquarters.  Industry leaders such as Brembo, Accuma, and Cefla Finishing Group are members of the region’s thriving international community.  Daily nonstop flights to Rome from Charlotte Douglas International Airport began May 2010.

The Charlotte region continues to strengthen its position as one of the most dynamic and diversified locations in North America. This 16-county region – 12 in North Carolina and four in South Carolina – is home to more than 975 foreign-owned firms, seven Fortune 500 company headquarters and a growing population of more than 2.7 million residents

Why have Italian firms chosen Charlotte USA?

  • Largest Concentration of international firms in the Carolinas, employing more than 50,000 workers
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the 6th busiest airport in the world and has daily nonstop flights to 7 European destinations
  • Second largest banking center in the US
  • Foreign Trade Zone 57 has locations around the Charlotte region
  • Manufacturing hub of the Carolinas
  • Highest concentration of medical device manufacturing in the Carolinas
  • Eight Fortune 500 headquarters
  • Home to more than 275 corporate headquarters
  • Engineering center of the Carolinas: home to global giants such as URS, Toshiba, Siemens, Areva, Chicago Bridge & Iron, Parsons, Duke Power, Flour Corp, and Westinghouse
  • Progressive renewable energy standard of 12.5% by 2021
  • Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas in Charlotte, NC
  • Honorary Consular Agency to Italy in Charlotte, NC 
  • Christopher Columbus Italian Club of Charlotte promotes the preservation of Italian culture and tradition
  • CIAO, ITALIA! Festival held every Fall
  • Both Pfeiffer University and Winthrop University partner with international universities for student exchange in both graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • Both International Baccalaureate and foreign language programs are available to all local students.

 Recent Announcements


Superfici America, owned by Elmag SpA,opened North America’s largest wood finishing equipment lab and their U.S. headquarters in Cabarrus County, N.C. in 2009.

Cefla America, a division of Italian manufacturer Cefla Group, announced its North American headquarters in Huntersville, N.C. The company plans to invest more than $15.9 million and create 90 jobs.

PreGel America expanded in Cabarrus County, N.C. in 2008. The company built its $15 million, 150,000-square-foot North American headquarters in the International Business Park.

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