The language of business is spoken with many accents in Charlotte USA, where 950 foreign-owned companies, 14 Fortune 1000 headquarters operations, and businesses of all sizes are expanding a fast-paced and diverse economy.
Since 1990, new and expanding businesses have invested more than $18 billion throughout the 16-county, two-state region, which offers an unparalleled quality of life that makes it easy to recruit and keep talent. Many of those employees are graduates of the region’s network of colleges and universities, including UNC Charlotte.
“Look at the diversity of our business climate, the cooperative relationship between government and business, the quality of life and the total critical mass of our advantages. You can’t look at the Southeast without considering us,” says Ronnie Bryant, president and CEO of the Charlotte Regional Partnership.