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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Fast Facts

16 Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered in Charlotte: Bank of America, Belk, Carlisle, Duke Energy, Domtar, Family Dollar, Lowe’s, CommScope, Curtiss-Wright, Nucor, Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Babcok & Wilcox, Sonic Automotive, SPX, Resolute Forest Products, and American Tire Distributors. Because of the large presence of Bank of America and Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company. Charlotte has held the distinction as the nation’s second-largest banking center for many years, with $2.13 trillion in assets held.

  • Nation’s 2nd-largest banking center
  • 16 Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in the Charlotte region
  • More than 67,000 financial services sector employees in Charlotte USA
  • More than 11,000 residents registered with either Series 27, 53, 6, 62, 63, 65, 66, or 7 licenses, and nearly 9,000 workers registered with the NASD’s broker dealer list
  • 25,000 IT workers in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC MSA - roughly one out of every four IT workers employed in North Carolina and South Carolina  
  • More than 75 call centers and back offices with over 20 employing more than 500 workers
  • Approximately 35 percent of Charlotte’s Center City residents estimated to be between the ages of 18 and 34
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport, seventh-busiest in the world, located just a 15-minute drive from uptown Charlotte
  • Regional immigration averaging nearly 100,000 people each year, solidifying Charlotte USA as one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the U.S.
  • Regional cost of living roughly 93 percent of the rest of the United States

Recent Announcements

  • Metlife Inc. announces 1,300 new jobs for back office operations and the relocation of its US Retail headquarters in Charlotte over next two years
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman expands its headquarters and presence as the largest CPA firm in the Southeast with the addition of 37 new jobs announced in Charlotte
  • TZ Insurance Solutions LLC announces 125 jobs for its new office in Charlotte
  • Williams and Fudge selects new office space in York County, announcing 100 new jobs to the region
  • Extended Stay Hotels plans to expand their US headquarters by announcing 60 new jobs in Charlotte
  • Charlotte area's largest community bank, Citizens South Bank, continues expanding in Monroe, NC