Charlotte's Positive Market Indicators

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Population continues to grow. Charlotte continues to lead the nation with in-migration of young, educated workers.

» 2008 saw more than 11,000 new residential units added.

» Nonresidential construction is running 20 percent above 2007, which is on target to surpass $2.1 billion as an all time record.

» More construction cranes are in Charlotte's skyline than ever before.

» Cost of living in Charlotte continues to be nearly 7 percent below the national average. Construction cost is 20 percent below the nation's.

» Charlotte continues to have the second strongest housing market in the nation.

» Air passenger enplanements at Charlotte Douglas International Airport are 5 percent above 2007's record year, which is on target to surpass 17 million passengers. International passengers are up nearly 8 percent.

» Charlotte continues to be the nation's second largest banking center with $3.3 trillion in headquartered assets.

» Charlotte continues to add jobs and business investment. In 2008, 1,337 businesses added 12,165 new jobs and invested over $2.3 billion in a record 27.6 million square feet of new facilities.

» New business prospects continue to consider Charlotte for new facilities. Each week on average ten new companies seek information from our staff and four visit the city for a closer look.

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Information provided by: Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Comments (23)

Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Is there confetti spitting out of your computer for having the 1,000,000 th post? Bells? Lights flashing...

Congratulations and welcome to ActiveRain. 

Mar 24, 2009 10:04 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wow a record that no one can ever take away from you....being the person who blogged the one million post. You have great timing.

Mar 24, 2009 10:28 PM
Josef Katz
Digital and Direct Response Marketing - Manhattan, NY
{Marketing Maestro}

Congratulations on posting the 1 millionth post.  Very cool.

Mar 24, 2009 10:58 PM
Debbie Hutchins
Birmingham, AL

WOW!  Do you feel like you just won the lottery?  Congratulations! 

ActiveRain Hits 1,000,000 Blog Post Articles

And you my friend were the lucky winner!  But your real winnings will be all of the new friends you will find here in the Rain!  WELCOME ABOARD!  I look forward to getting to know you!

Mar 25, 2009 12:01 AM
Mike Mitchell
Real Living Kee Realty - Saint Clair Shores, MI

Brandon, welcome to AR and congratulations on being the 1,000,000th post! What great timing!

It's good to hear some positive things for a change, great job on your first post.

Mar 25, 2009 12:18 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Brandon, welcome to the Rain and congratulations on your timing.  I'm with Maureen... did your computer turn into a winning slot machine when you hit the submit button.  And I'm also happy to read that Charlotte seems to be growing.  Hopefully it will spread around.

Mar 25, 2009 12:31 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL


Diane Rice

Mar 25, 2009 01:06 AM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Congratulations Brandon on the 1 millionth post on ActiveRain!!!

Brad Andersohn will personally be sending you one of these!

Please call him if it doesn't arrive shortly!


Mar 25, 2009 01:24 AM
Roland Woodworth
eXp Realty - Clarksville, TN
eXp Realty

Brandon: Congratulations on hitting the Mile Stone post here on AR.. and your claim to AR Fame !

Mar 25, 2009 01:57 AM
Tony Orefice
Wilkinson ERA/ - Concord, NC
Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC

Congratulations to a fellow North Carolinian for entering the 1,000,000 post here on AR!

Mar 25, 2009 02:41 AM
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Brandon --- Hello from Charleston, SC.  Congratulations on your 1,000,000 post.  I can see that I have a ways to go.

Mama Liz's Signature

Mar 25, 2009 03:18 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Very cool to have made such a mark here on AR. Congrats!

Mar 25, 2009 10:17 AM
Craig & Sue Guffin
Coldwell Banker Monsees Realty - Sedalia, MO
Sedalia Mo Real Estate

Cheers Brandon! on the 1,000,000 post.

Mar 25, 2009 12:52 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Great timing.  I bet you had no idea you'd manage this yesterday, did you?

Mar 25, 2009 03:31 PM
BethAnn Long
RE/MAX Inland Empire - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate


Mar 25, 2009 04:19 PM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT


Congratulations on hitting the million post with your third post on AR!  Those are some great stats for Charlotte.    Welcome to AR and what a splash of an entrance to AR!

Gerry's AR signature 

Mar 25, 2009 10:02 PM
Linda Jandura
Raleigh Cary Realty - Apex, NC
Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist

Congratulations from another North Carolian! Instant fame, celebrity status, etc. Unfortunately, probably not instant riches. Hope you bought a lottery ticket yesterday!

Mar 25, 2009 10:58 PM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Brandon,

Welcome to the Rain! The information you shared in your post was terrific -- hope your clients and sphere feel the same sense of excitement when reading it as I did.

Lottie Kendall, RE/MAX Today, San Carlos, CA

Mar 25, 2009 11:20 PM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

So this must be the actual post, right? It's great information and what a great reward for posting it!

Mar 26, 2009 01:32 AM
Suzanne Gallegos
Equity Real Estate - Advantage - Salt Lake City, UT
Realtor - Salt Lake City, Utah Homes

Congratulations! What a fun surprise for you:)

Mar 26, 2009 02:23 AM

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