Thinking about locating your business in Charlotte?
Business friendly environment: Charlotte has one of the fastest growing job markets in the U.S. and was ranked number-one in business climate. Charlotte offers all the advantages of a major urban area while claiming a lower cost of living than all but seven other major metro U.S. cities, such as construction costs that are only 77 percent of the national average and some of the lowest manufacturing costs in the country.
Strong economic growth: Charlotte has over 270 Fortune 500 Companies and continues to grow in key economic sectors. In addition to hosting the headquarters of Bank of America, the nation’s largest bank, Charlotte’s Wells Fargo presence has grown substantially over the past four years. Charlotte is also home to Duke Energy, which recently became the nation’s largest utility provider. Charlotte was the fastest growing urban population between 2000 and 2010 and has continued to be a popular destination as it was ranked the 18th fastest growing city in 2012.
Transportation: Charlotte Douglas International Airport offers the lowest cost per passenger in the United States. Charlotte Douglas is the fourth busiest airport in the country with over 39 million passengers annually. Norfolk Southern is currently constructing a $90 million, 200-acre new intermodal yard at the airport expected to be completed by 2014 to expand Charlotte’s manufacturing, distribution, and transportation abilities.
Quality of Life: Charlotte is ranked among the top ten places to live in the U.S. Charlotte offers top school districts, a dedication to clean jobs, and the number-one happiest young professionals in the country: All reasons why Charlotte is home to one of the highest levels of overall well-being in the nation.
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