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 Wells Fargo. 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