Economy

Bustling with economic and commercial activity, our city is one of the most rapidly growing metropolitan areas in the nation. Charlotteserves as the subsidiary headquarters for many national and international companies, with abundant office space available throughout the city.

First and foremost, Charlotte is a banking city. In fact, it’s the second largest financial center in the country, behind only New York.  One of the nation’s largest banks, Bank of America is headquartered here.  Wells Fargo has just acquired Wachovia, and still has a large presence here.

Our city is also a major player in the area of manufacturing. In addition to traditional industries such as textiles and furniture, electronics, printing, plastics, industrial machinery and metal working companies have also developed a strong presence in the area. And international trade has become increasingly important with the Charlotte Foreign Trade Zone and an inland port located right here.

Probably one of Charlotte’s hottest industries is NASCAR.  With dozens of racing teams in the area, there slick campus like shops make them are one of our high tech businesses.

A large part of our economic success is spurred along by the fact that Charlotte is a major transportation hub for the rest of the nation. We have a modern, expanded international airport terminal and also serve as the center of the country’s largest consolidated rail system. All these positive economic factors add up to continued growth and a promising future for Charlotte area business. Explore the following links to find out more about Charlotte’s major employers:

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
704-378-1300

Wells Fargo (previously known as Wachovia)

Carolinas Healthcare System
704-355-2000

Bank of America Corporation
704-386-5000

Duke Energy
704-594-6200

US Airways
704-359-3000

Presbyterian Healthcare/Novant Health
704-384-4000

Solectron Technology, Inc.
704-598-3300

Ruddick Corp./Harris Tetter
704-372-6409

Bell South Telecommunications
704-417-8255