Phone: 704-347-8942

Toll Free: 800-554-4373

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

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The Charlotte Regional Workforce Development Partnership (CRWDP) was established to serve as a support organization to the Charlotte Regional Partnership to address the needs of both the workforce and the special training needs of business and industry. By providing customized training, the ten community colleges in the partnership complement the Charlotte Regional Partnership in attracting new jobs to the region. The CRWDP creates resource development opportunities by capitalizing on each community college's strengths and focusing on collaboration and partnerships.

Skilled Workforce

  • Home to 6 Fortune 500 headquarters, including Bank of America, Duke Energy and  Lowe’s 
  • Nationally recognized state training programs in both Carolinas; customized training can be implemented on site
  • Over 23,000 annual graduates among the 49 higher education campuses throughout the region
  • Strong presence in each of our 5 target sectors: Health, Financial Services, IT, Logistics & Distribution, and Advanced Manufacturing

Source: JobsEQ, 2018

Growing Population

Number of People Moving to Charlotte USA Annually 


Source: American Community Survey, 5-year estimates (2011-2015) 
*Only cities with over 1,000 migrants included

Percent Population Change in Charlotte USA (2014-2018)


Source: JobsEq, 2018

Right to Work States

North Carolina and South Carolina have Right to Work laws, which
permit individual workers to choose whether or not they wish to join a labor union


With 2.6 percent and 3.4 percent, South Carolina and North Carolina boasts the first and second lowest unionization rates in the nation, respectively.

State Workforce Training Programs

North Carolina State Training Programs
  • NCWorks is a free, customized job training and recruiting program for new and expanding businesses. NCWorks offers comprehensive training support ranging from North Carolina Community College System’s extensive catalogue of established programs to customized curricula tailored to address specific business needs.
  • For more information, visit NCWorks
South Carolina State Training Programs
  • readySC™, a division of the South Carolina Technical College system, provides recruiting, assessment and training services to qualifying companies.  Established in 1961, readySC™ is one of the oldest, most experienced workforce training programs in the U.S..  South Carolina is one of the few states in the nation that provides project management staff for the duration of the training project.
  • For more information, visit

Higher Education

Colleges and Universities



Community Colleges operating in Charlotte USA

Catawba Valley Community College - Catawba and Alexander Counties (NC)

Central Piedmont Community College - Mecklenburg County (NC)

Cleveland Community College - Cleveland County (NC)

Gaston College - Gaston and Lincoln Counties (NC)

Mitchell Community College - Iredell County (NC)

Northeastern Technical College - Chesterfield County (SC)

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College - Rowan and Cabarrus Counties (NC)

South Piedmont Community College - Anson and Union Counties (NC)

Stanly Community College - Stanly County (NC)

York Technical College - York, Chester and Lancaster Counties (SC)