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

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United Kingdom

With 104 UK-owned firms in Charlotte USA, the United Kingdom has more operations in the region than any nation except Germany.  Industry leaders such as LexisNexis, Compass Group and Britax are members of Charlotte’s thriving international community. Nonstop flights to London from Charlotte Douglas International Airport depart daily.

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 2.8 million residents.

Why have firms from the United Kingdom chose 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, Fluor Corp, and Westinghouse
  • Progressive renewable energy standard of 12.5% by 2021
  • 5% of the Carolinas’ exports went to the U.K. in 2009
  • Honorary British consul living in Charlotte, NC
  • British American Business Council of NC
  • British Club of Charlotte celebrates Guy Fawkes Night and St. George’s Day
  • 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


Manufacturer and distributor of medical devices, BSN Medical Inc expanded in 2009. They added 50,000sf to their Conover facility and created 25 new job.

SmoothWall, Ltd, A British Internet-security company, opened a sales and technical support office in Charlotte in 2009.

Balfour Beatty Construction U.S., a division of U.K.-based Balfour Beatty plc,acquired RT Dooley Construction Co. of Charlotte in 2009.

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