Charlotte, North Carolina Region: A Global Hub For Business
A Big Reason So Many People Move Here
The Charlotte region is widely rcognized as a great place to live, work, and retire in, evidenced by the number of people moving here year after year -- some 102 people a day move to Charlotte. However, the Charlotte region is also widely recognized as a major global hub for business and not just for the financial/banking center, which is what most people first think of when they think of Charlotte. Did you know:
- 425 corporate headquarters are located in the Charlotte region, including six Fortune 500 companies (Bank of America, Lowes, Duke Energy, NUCOR, SONIC Automotive, Sealed Air)?
- 250+ Fortune 500 companies have some presence in the Charlotte area?
- There has been an 80% growth in professional services employment in the Charlotte region since 2001?
- 200,000 new jobs have been added since 2001?
- Charlotte area's 2.5% flat corporate tax rate is the lowest of any state with an income tax?
Charlotte: A Financial Hub
Charlotte region's financial/banking sector accounts for 9% of jobs and 17% of wages in the area. 48 area higher education institutions annually award approximately 3,000 business and finance degrees. More information about Charlotte's financial/banking sector, click here.
Charlotte: A Healthcare Hub
Charlotte region's heath care sector accounts for 1 in 10 jobs in the area and has a $13.4 billion impact on the area's economy. Approximately 5,000 Health Care and Life Sciences related certificated and degrees are awarded annually in the Charlotte area. More information about Charlotte's healthcare sector, click here.
Charlotte: Advanced Manufacturing Hub
Charlotte's manufacturing sector accoaunts for some 108,000 jobs. And while this is less than 10% of Charlotte's workforce, manufacturing aacounts for 20% of the area's economic output. There are some 3,500 manufacturing companies located in the Charlotte region. More information about Charlotte's manufacturing sector, click here.
Charlotte: A Transportation/Logistics/Distribution Hub
The Charlotte region is ideally located within 650 miles of 53% of the US population, reachable within 2 hours by plane and 12 hours by truck. More information about Charlotte's financial/banking sector, click here. Cahrlotte-Douglas International Airport is the 7th busiest in the world with 700 daily non-stop flights, 173 non-stop national and international destinations. 4 major interstates serve the Charlotte region and keep it connected. More information about Charlotte's transportation sector, click here.
Charlotte: An International Hub
1,041 international firms representing 45 countries and employing some 66,000 operate in the Charlotte region. More information about Charlotte's international business sector, click here.
Charlotte: An Energy Hub
300 energy-focused companies employ some 35,000 people in the Charlotte region. There's an additional 60,000 employed in energy-related occupations. A little-known fact is the the Carolinas make up the largest solar energy economy in the Eastern part of the USA. Educational institutions in the Charlotte region award 2,500+ energy related certificates and degrees each year. More information about Charlotte's energy sector, click here.
Charlotte: A Corporate Headquarters Hub
Charlotte has 2X the national average of people working in a corporate headquarters operations in the region. 4,300 business related certificates and degrees are awarded each year in the Charlotte area, including 500 MBA degrees. More information about Charlotte's corporate headquarters hub, click here.
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