Home to the global headquarters of seven Fortune 500 companies, the region has become a magnet for ambitious and aspiring young professionals from all over the world. The Queen City has such a pro-business environment that more than 291 of Fortune’s top 500 companies have placed one or more facilities within the Charlotte area.
Charlotte by the Numbers
With some 809,000 residents, the city now ranks as the nation’s 17th largest
The #3 fastest growing metro area in America
Charlotte lies at the heart of a region that is the #6 largest urban area in the United States
Ranked #2 Best City for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur Magazine
Ranked the #12 Best Place for Business and Careers by Forbes
Charlotte is the world’s #6 most-active airport in total operations and the nation’s 8th busiest in total passengers
City of Charlotte
Charlotte is also home of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL), the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Charlotte Knights Triple-A baseball team, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Lowes Motor Speedway. Additionally, each May the PGA Wells Fargo Championship hosts the world’s best golfers.
Residents of the Charlotte region also have access to a variety of arts and cultural resources, including the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, the Mint Museums, the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Levine Museum of the New South and Discovery Place. Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Arts & Science Council is the second-largest arts oversight group in the country.
Read about Charlotte’s feature in the NY Times- 36 Hours in Charlotte, NC.
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