The city of Charlotte has long been known as Bank of America’s headquarters. In spite of Wachovia’s purchase by Wells Fargo, Charlotte maintains bragging rights as the second biggest banking center in the country, behind New York City. One of the unexpected opportunities that the financial fallout has generated is the growth of new businesses; some displaced talent has opened new companies. The proven workforce also is attracting interest from financial firms wanting to gain a foothold in the region, while existing companies are finding the available skills custom made for expansions.
Our mission is to capitalize on our recognized position as a leader in the financial services industry to attract additional investment to the region. And our goal is to create more jobs in financial services, as well as related sectors, that provide meaningful employment for residents throughout the 16-county Charlotte USA region.
The Charlotte Regional Partnership works closely with partners in support of this effort. Most recently, and in response to changes in the banking community, a grant from the State of North Carolina created a private/public partnership called ProNet Charlotte designed to retain the city's top talent affected by the recent economic downturn most evident in the financial services sector. The office has worked with more than 2,000 professionals in assisting with all aspects of career transition. For more information regarding this program, visit www.charlotteworks.com.