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Toll Free: 800-554-4373

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

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Fast Facts

  • 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

Recent Announcements

  • 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.