- Charlotte USA dubbed “The New Energy Capital” by Duke Energy and peer Fortune 500 firms; significant investment in recent years by energy and environmental sector companies
- 260+ companies tied directly to the energy sector, employing more than 27,800 workers and ranging from solar panel manufacturing to nuclear engineering to renewable R&D
- Since 2007, more than 6,100 new energy sector jobs announced across the region
- North Carolina is first southern state to legislate renewable energy production and implementation measures by 2021
- Duke Energy headquarters and global nuclear engineering firms such as Areva NP, Chicago Bridge & Iron, Toshiba, Siemens, Parsons, URS, Westinghouse, and Mitsubishi have substantial operations in Charlotte region
- 39 power plants currently operating in the region; 12 nuclear reactors in the Carolinas, with six new potential units in the application process
- More than 10,000 engineers employed in the region
- Schletter Inc. plans to open a new prodction and distribution facility in Shelby, NC. The comapny will invest more that $27 million and create 305 jobs by the end of 2016.
- Hitachi Metals will be expanding their China Grove, NC facility over the next four years, investing $60 million and creating 65 full time jobs.
- Lime Energy will be relocating its headquarters to Huntersville, NC from Chicago adding 75 new jobs over the next two year.
- Saertex USA, plans to expand its current facility in Huntersville, NC, investing $6.5 million and adding 178 new jobs.
- ABB will be opening a new manufacturing facility in Huntersville, NC. They will be investing $90 million in the new facility and creating more than 100 jobs.
- SPX Corporation is expandng its headquarters in Charlotte, NC, creating 180 new jobs.