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

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Fast Facts

  • Largest concentration of medical device manufacturers in the Carolinas
  • Over 40,000 degrees awarded in science, engineering and technology disciplines in North and South Carolina’s public universities, including UNC Charlotte, University of South Carolina, Duke University and Clemson University
  • More than 10,000 workers employed in the region's health and life sciences sector
  • Home to third-largest public healthcare system in the U.S. – Carolinas HealthCare System
  • North Carolina Research Campus, a $1 billion 350-acre biotech campus in Kannapolis, N.C., collaborative research programs of private biotechnology companies, healthcare companies, seven universities in the University of North Carolina system plus Duke University
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Center to be housed at the North Carolina Research Campus; facility will be one of seven operated by USDA nationwide to use biotechnology to help fight obesity, diabetes and cancer
  • UNC Charlotte’s Bioinformatics Research Center, a $35 million, 75,000-sf facility housing wet/dry laboratories and core facilities for gene expression, proteomics, microscopy, crystallography and computing
  • Community college workforce training programs in health/life sciences at Gaston College, Cleveland Community College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Central Piedmont Community College
  • Three outstanding healthcare systems are able to leverage Charlotte’s patient base for important clinical research – the Blumenthal, Presbyterian, and Batte Cancer Centers are actively engaged in national clinical trials for promising new cancer treatments.
  • Availability of large patient base – with 2.7 million residents, Charlotte’s population alone creates a large demand for new and innovative cancer treatments. As the largest in the Carolinas, Charlotte’s medical patient base is comparable to those of some of the country’s largest university research medical centers.

Recent Announcements

  • Physicians Choice Lab, a provider of testings services for physicians, will invest $24.1 million to relocate to Rock Hill, SC, with plans to create 364 jobs over the next five years.
  • InVentiv Medical Management, a medical management services firm, relocates their headquarters from Augusta, GA to Charlotte, NC, added 30 new positions.
  • Aramark Corp, has invested $150 million in a new division, Aramark Healthcare Technologies, in Charlotte, NC that will expand the company's health-care technology capabilities.
  • Structure Medical, LLC, a medical device manufacturer, announced plan to hire 25 additional employees at their Mooresville, NC facility.
  • CLT Packaging announced plan to spend $58.5 million to open it first U.S. manufacturing facility in Gaston County, NC, creating 131 jobs for the region.
  • Groninger USA LLC, a German-owned manufacturer of high-precision filling machines for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, U.S. operations relocated from New Jersey to Charlotte.
  • NutraMax, a health supplements manufacturer, plans to expand their operations by investing $12.5 million in a new facility in Lancaster County, SC.  They plan on creating 203 new position over the next five years.
  • Linet Americas, makers of hospital beds, chooses Charlotte, NC for their U.S. headquarters, creating 50 new jobs over the next 2 1/2 years.

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