Recent Relocations & Expansions

 

Aramark Opens New Healthcare Technology and Innovation Center in Charlotte
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Aramark announced today the opening of a new Healthcare Technology and Innovation Center in Charlotte. The facility is designed to drive more efficient ways for hospitals to manage clinical equipment assets. By opening the facility, Aramark is able to increase its research and development expertise, centralize training and engineering capabilities, and integrate the company’s clinical equipment parts sourcing organization into a single center of excellence.

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Chamber Economic Development Marketing Publications Win Regional Awards
Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Charlotte Chamber received eight awards for various marketing pieces at the 2014 Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) Communication Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony was held during the 2014 SEDC Annual Conference, August 5-7, at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. SEDC is the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America, with members in 17 states in the southern United States.

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Velocity Technology Solutions Relocates Headquarters to Charlotte
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., a global leader in cloud application hosting for enterprise and business software, announced today that it will relocate its corporate headquarters from New York City to Charlotte. Velocity recently completed the acquisition of Charlotte-based Titan Technology Partners and will move to the former Titan office space located at 2105 Water Ridge Parkway.

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Queen City Soccer Club LLC Announces Plans to Bring Professional Soccer Back to Memorial Stadium
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Queen City Soccer Club LLC has announced it has acquired the USL PRO franchise rights for Charlotte from the Charlotte Eagles. The new team, owned and operated by Queen City Soccer Club LLC, will begin play in 2015. The ownership group is headed by Jim McPhilliamy, current president and managing partner of the Charlotte Hounds (Major League Lacrosse).

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AvidXchange to Add 603 Jobs to Charlotte Corporate Headquarters
Monday, September 15, 2014

Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that AvidXchange, currently headquartered in Charlotte, will create 603 jobs in addition to the 200 jobs currently at the headquarters. The company specializes in automated invoice and bill payment processes.

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Feetures! Opens Charlotte Office
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Feetures!, a leading sock brand in the running specialty market, is expanding with a new office in Charlotte. The location in Charlotte’s Historic South End is the company’s second office location and will serve as the center for sales, marketing, and product development and design. The company will create 10 new jobs in the Charlotte office over the next year. The brand will continue to provide customer service and distribution from its Conover, North Carolina, location.

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Empores LLC Opens Regional Sales and Service Office in Charlotte
Friday, August 15, 2014

Empores LLC, a U.S. manufacturer and installer of energy-saver products, has opened a sales and service office in Charlotte, attracted by the city’s large and growing energy industry. The Charlotte metro area has 2,966 firms in the energy sector that employ nearly 47,000 workers. Between 2012 and 2014, the sector grew by 10.6 percent adding more than 4,500 new jobs.

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Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont to Build Opportunity Campus
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont announced today that it will build a $20 million, 160,000-square-foot Goodwill Opportunity Campus. The 18-acre site located at Wilkinson Boulevard and Boyer Street will also accommodate a potential future 90,000-square-foot expansion. Goodwill hopes to break ground in the first quarter of 2015 and move in during the third quarter of 2016.

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Hitachi Opens New Charlotte Ink Research and Development Center
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hitachi America, Ltd. announced today the opening of its ink research and development facility in north Charlotte. The new facility, located at 5900 Northwoods Parkway, will initially employ five people.

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Sealed Air Corporation to Relocate Corporate Headquarters, Creating 1,262 Jobs in Charlotte
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Sealed Air Corporation, currently headquartered in Elmwood, New Jersey, will create 1,262 jobs in Charlotte. Sealed Air is a global leader in food safety and security, facilities hygiene and product protection.

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Economic Impact of Sealed Air’s Headquarters Facility
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sealed Air is relocating a headquarters operation employing 1,262, paying an average wage of more than $119,000, is locating in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

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Spectra Group Opens Financial Services Delivery Center in Uptown Charlotte, Creating 250 Jobs
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced today that Spectra Group, an information technology and financial services firm, will open a 12,864-square-foot office in BB&T Center in uptown Charlotte, creating 250 jobs with an average salary of $84,996.

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Charlotte Chamber Named No. 1 Major Market in South for 20 Years
Friday, June 13, 2014
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South Korean Manufacturer Opens Technical Center and Manufacturing Facility in Charlotte
Thursday, June 5, 2014

YG-1 USA announced today that it is establishing a technical center and manufacturing facility in Charlotte. The facility, which will be the first of its kind for the South Korean company, will serve as a hub for the research, development, engineering and training of leading technologies in the cutting tool industry. High performance custom cutting tool solutions for the aerospace, medical and power generation industries will also be manufactured at the site located at 11001 Park Charlotte Blvd.

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French Design Firm Team Créatif to Open US Headquarters in Charlotte
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Team Créatif Group, a French marketing and design firm, announced today the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte. Team Creatif USA Inc. will lease 3,000 square feet in uptown Charlotte, hiring 40 people over the next three years.

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HireRight, Inc. Expands Footprint in Charlotte
Friday, May 23, 2014

HireRight, Inc. has just completed the expansion and remodel of its Charlotte office, which will accommodate up to 80 new hires. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HireRight is a leading provider of background checks, drug and health testing, and electronic Form I-9/eVerify solutions that help employers make better-informed hiring decisions. HireRight acquired Charlotte-based National Diagnostics, Inc. in 2009 and continues to grow its drug and health testing business.

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NuScale Power to Open Charlotte Office
Friday, May 9, 2014

NuScale Power, an Oregon-based energy company, is opening an operations and engineering center in Charlotte. NuScale is designing and commercializing a Small Modular Reactor (SMR) light water reactor nuclear power plant for applications in government and commercial sectors worldwide. The company’s new Charlotte office will be co-located with Fluor, initially housing 70 employees.

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BBVA Compass Opens Permanent Office in Uptown Charlotte
Monday, April 28, 2014

BBVA Compass announced today that it will officially establish a location in uptown Charlotte. The company’s new office, which will house loan processing operations, will be at 330 S. Tryon St., the same building as the Charlotte Chamber.

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Red Ventures Announces Major Expansion in University Research Park
Monday, April 28, 2014

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced today that Red Ventures will expand its University Research Park facility, located at 1000 Louis Rose Place, adding 580 new jobs over the next five years. Red Ventures, a marketing and sales company, opened its University City location in 2013. Red Ventures was founded in 2000 by Ric Elias and Dan Feldstein and has twice been ranked on the Inc. 500 list as one of the nation’s top 20 fastest-growing companies. The company employs more than 1,900 employees across five offices in the U.S.

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Thinkgate Moves Corporate Headquarters to Uptown
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Thinkgate, a leading technology and software provider for education agencies, announced today that it has moved its corporate headquarters from Atlanta to South Tryon Square located at 201 S. Tryon St. in uptown Charlotte. Thinkgate currently has more than 70 full-time employees and dozens of contractors who will occupy the 21,210-square-foot space.

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Hendrix Business Systems Expanding Into Uptown Charlotte
Monday, March 24, 2014

Hendrix Business Systems, Inc. has announced plans to expand to Founders Hall in uptown Charlotte where it will locate a new 1,800-square-foot Canon Showroom, showcasing Canon’s state-of-the-art digital imaging solutions. The company anticipates an additional five jobs to be created through this expansion in addition to 10 new positions that were created in 2013 as part of Hendrix’s expansion efforts.

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Chinese Subsidiary Purchases SouthPark Office Building, Relocating Headquarters to Charlotte
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Daniels Company, a subsidiary of Chinese firm Beijing Guohua Technology Group (BGTG), has purchased 6201 Fairview Road in SouthPark for its U.S. headquarters. The Charlotte office will also serve as a future operations management facility for The Daniels Company and BGTG. The Daniels Company also plans to establish a manufacturing facility of coal processing equipment in Charlotte.

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Austrian Firm WUKO Chooses Charlotte for US Operation
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

WUKO Maschinenbau GmbH, an Austrian manufacturer of cutting, bending and seaming machines, announced today the opening of its first U.S. subsidiary, WUKO, Inc., in Charlotte, leasing 2,500 square feet for sales and distribution.

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Japanese Company Opens North American Headquarters in Charlotte
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Japanese company Yamada Dobby announced today that it has opened its North American headquarters in Charlotte. This location will serve as the company’s new equipment sales office, technical service center and spare parts warehouse for its high-speed metal stamping press line.

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Irongate Home Finance Opening Corporate HQ in Charlotte Creating 125 Jobs
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Irongate Home Finance, LLC, a home mortgage company, will open its corporate headquarters office in uptown Charlotte in April 2014. The company has leased 21,000 square feet in the First Citizens building located at 128 S. Tryon St., creating approximately 125 new jobs over the next 18 months. The company will continue to grow by 75-100 jobs per year through 2019.

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FJS Thermal Ribbon USA Ltd. Adding 30 Jobs in Charlotte
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chinese company Fujisan Thermal Ribbon USA Ltd. (FJS) announced today that it will locate its thermal transfer bar code ribbon converting and distribution facility in Charlotte. The company expects to hire up to 30 employees within the first three years of operation.

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Bonomi North America Relocates North American Headquarters And Adds Assembly Operations
Monday, February 17, 2014

Bonomi North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the worldwide Bonomi Group located in Brescia, Italy, announced today that it has relocated its corporate office from Rock Hill, S.C., to Charlotte, N.C. Bonomi created 11 new jobs in Charlotte with planned growth of five additional jobs over the next three years. Bonomi purchased the facility on 750 Imperial Court, which it plans to expand in the near future to add further assembly operations. 

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Eclipse Automation Expanding to Charlotte
Monday, January 27, 2014

Gov. Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Canadian company Eclipse Automation Inc. will expand its operations to Mecklenburg County under the name Eclipse Automation Southeast, LLC. The new facility will be located in the Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte. The company plans to create 50 new jobs over the next three years.

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InChem Announces $15 Million Expansion With Plant Purchase, Creating 40 New Jobs
Thursday, January 16, 2014

InChem Corp., headquartered in Rock Hill, S.C., is continuing the expansion of its custom and toll chemical manufacturing operations with the purchase of its third chemical manufacturing site in the Carolinas. This includes a $15 million investment commitment in plant, real estate and equipment, and will create 40 new jobs over the next three years. The company’s new site is located at 12345 Steele Creek Road in Charlotte. 

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Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions Creating New Jobs in Charlotte
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, a managed care organization (MCO), will locate a new, 25,865-square-foot service center at 10150 Mallard Creek Road, Suite 400, creating approximately 80 new jobs in Charlotte over the next three to five years.

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Electrolux Expanding Its North American Headquarters in Charlotte
Friday, December 20, 2013

Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Electrolux, a global leader in home and professional appliances, will expand its headquarters in Charlotte.

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AIG to Open Technology Center in Charlotte, Creating 230 Jobs
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that American International Group (AIG) will establish a technology center in Mecklenburg County. The company plans to create 230 new jobs in North Carolina by the end of 2017 and invest more than $5.5 million in Charlotte.

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Jabian Consulting Opens Charlotte Office
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Jabian Consulting, an Atlanta-based strategic management and technology consulting firm, announced that it plans to expand its national footprint to Charlotte by adding an office in SouthPark. The company plans to create 50 new jobs over the next three years and a total of 100 new jobs over the next five years. Positions include consultants, managers and directors.

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HUBER+SUHNER to Relocate North America Headquarters to Charlotte, Creating 50 Jobs
Friday, October 25, 2013

Switzerland-based HUBER+SUHNER, Inc. announced today that it will relocate its North America headquarters to Charlotte. The move will add 50 new jobs in Charlotte, which will include some jobs relocated from the company’s current location in Essex Junction, Vt.

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Rotech Healthcare Inc. Creating 200 Jobs in Charlotte
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Rotech Healthcare Inc., a national leader in providing medical equipment and related products and services for home use, has located a new, 24,174-square-foot customer support center at 207 Regency Executive Park Drive, Suite 200, creating approximately 200 new jobs in Charlotte. The company has already started hiring and will continue to do so until all jobs are filled. Positions include customer support managers, customer support supervisors, patient account specialists and customer support specialists.

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World Leader and Inventor of Retractable Dog Leash Opens US Headquarters in Charlotte
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

flexi – Bogdahn International GmbH & Co. KG, the inventor and world market leader of the retractable dog leash, announced the opening of its U.S. headquarters and distribution facility, flexi North America LLC, in Charlotte. The family-owned German manufacturer’s local offices are located at 10901 S. Commerce Blvd., Suite A. Founded in 1973 near Hamburg, Germany, flexi continues to handcraft its leashes, which are sold in 94 countries around the globe.

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Octapharma Plasma Chooses Charlotte for expansion of U.S. Operation
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Octapharma AG, a Swiss independent global plasma fractionator specializing in human proteins, announced today the expansion of its U.S. subsidiary, Octapharma Plasma, Inc. Octapharma Plasma will relocate to a state-of-the-art facility in Westlake Business Park, investing $39.2 million. Construction on the facility is slated to be complete mid-2014. The Charlotte expansion strategically positions Octapharma Plasma to service the U.S. market from one central location.

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Chamber Economic Development Team Wins Silver Award
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Charlotte Chamber has been named the silver medal winner in the High Performance Economic Development category for economic development organizations. The Charlotte Chamber attained this status by announcing the second-most jobs created for any organization of its size in 2012-2013. As part of Atlas Advertising’s High Performance Economic Development Benchmarking Survey, the Charlotte Chamber reported the creation of 6,106 jobs in the Charlotte area over the past 12 months.

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KenCord BioTherapeutics and Progressive Funding Solutions to Expand to Charlotte
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

KenCord BioTherapeutics, LLC (KCB), a new company specializing in the sales and manufacturing of prescription medications, has announced plans to locate its operations in Charlotte, N.C. KCB operations will be housed in a building located in southwest Charlotte. The company anticipates creating approximately 200 new jobs.

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International Companies Leading the Way in Local Economic Development
Thursday, September 5, 2013
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Austrian Firm Getzner Chooses Charlotte for US Operation
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH, an Austrian manufacturer of elastic products and systems for vibration isolation, announced today the opening of its first U.S. subsidiary, Getzner USA, Inc., in the Water Oak Building at 8720 Red Oak Blvd. in Charlotte. Getzner is leasing 1,000 square feet for sales and distribution and is considering a move to a larger facility in the future as business in the U.S. grows.

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Cedar Fair Announces Significant Expansion of Carowinds
Monday, August 26, 2013

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, announced today at the Charlotte Chamber’s Board of Advisors meeting a multiyear expansion project for its Carowinds amusement park located in Charlotte, N.C. The company plans to make a multiyear investment of more than $50 million and will create 15 new full-time jobs and an additional 270 seasonal jobs over the next few years. Cedar Fair recently opened a regional corporate office in Charlotte.

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Yodle to Add 130 New Jobs in Charlotte
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Yodle, Inc., a leader in local online marketing, announced today that it will expand into a new 35,000-square-foot office located in Cambridge Corporate Center at 10101 Claude Freeman Drive. The company expects to create approximately 130 new jobs in Charlotte, doubling its current employee base in the city. The majority of new employees will be in sales with the remainder primarily working in client services positions.

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Learning Tree International Expands to Charlotte
Thursday, August 8, 2013

Learning Tree International, a global provider of hands-on, instructor-led IT and management training, has established three AnyWare Learning Centers in Charlotte at locations in SouthPark, University Executive Park and uptown.

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German Federal Agency Giz Opens First U.S. Branch Office in Charlotte
Thursday, July 11, 2013

GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), Germany’s agency for international cooperation and a German federal nonprofit enterprise, announced the opening of its first United States branch office in Charlotte at the Charlotte Works office building located at 1401 W. Morehead St.

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Tropical Nut & Fruit Adds Jobs in Charlotte
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tropical Nut & Fruit, Co., a manufacturer, importer and distributor of bulk and packaged snacks and specialty foods, is expanding its operations in Charlotte. The company, headquartered in the Queen City, plans to add another production shift, creating 10 new positions in manufacturing, shipping, sales and supervision. 

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Argol Villanova Group Opens US Headquarters in Charlotte
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Argol America, Inc., an Italian-owned provider of integrated logistics services, has located its North American headquarters in Charlotte at 201 South College Street, Suite 1640. The company plans to hire 20 employees in administration, IT and engineering in the next three years.

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China-Based IT Consulting Firm Establishes US IT Services HQ in Charlotte
Monday, April 22, 2013

Pactera Technology International Ltd., the largest IT consulting and technology services firm in China, has located its U.S. IT Services headquarters in Charlotte at 6100 Fairview Road, Suite 560.

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BlackGold Biofuels Expands to Charlotte
Monday, April 22, 2013

BlackGold Biofuels, a firm that recycles organic fats, oils and greases from commercial wastewater into biofuel, has announced the opening of a recycling facility at 4826 Worth Place in Charlotte, N.C. The project is adding well-paying full time jobs with benefits in addition to the jobs created during construction and with suppliers. The multimillion-dollar facility included numerous site improvements, increasing the value and utility of the formerly underutilized Brookshire Boulevard “Distressed Business Corridor” in which it is located.

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m_PAC USA Chooses Charlotte for U.S. Headquarters
Thursday, April 11, 2013

m_PAC USA, LLC announced today the opening of its new headquarters in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. m_PAC USA is an independently operated company that works closely with its partners m_PAC AG in Hamburg, Germany, and ACMP, LLC in Amman, Jordan.

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German Manufacturer RPS Robot Protection Systems Inc. Opens First U.S. Office in Charlotte
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

RPS Robot Protection Systems GmbH, a privately owned German manufacturer, announced today the opening of its first 
U.S. subsidiary, RPS Robot Protection Systems, Inc., in Charlotte at 112 South Tryon Street. The new office strategically positions RPS to service the U.S. market from one central location. Charlotte’s proximity to customers, direct air connections, low cost of doing business, and its business-friendly atmosphere and quality of life factored into the company’s decision to relocate.

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SCHLEICH Relocates North America Headquarters to Charlotte
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

SCHLEICH North America Inc., the German-based world-market leader in soft plastic figurines and collectibles, announced today that it will relocate all operations from Ottawa, Ontario Canada, to Charlotte. The move will create 60 new jobs in Charlotte.

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XPO Logistics Will Add 287 New Jobs in Charlotte
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker announced today that XPO Logistics plans to expand its national operations center in Charlotte, creating 287 new jobs by the end of 2014 and investing $688,000 in its Ballantyne Corporate Park location.

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Chinese-Owned Tides and Times Group USA Expands in Charlotte, Will Add 30 Jobs
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tides and Times Group USA, Inc. (TTG), one of America’s largest exporters of hardwood lumber to Asia, announced today that it will expand its headquarters operation in Charlotte, adding 30 jobs. The Chinese-owned company operates hardwood sawmills and lumber-drying facilities in the U.S. as well as sales offices and a distribution center in Asia.

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Kübler Group, Chooses Charlotte for U.S. Operation
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Kübler Group, a privately-held German manufacturer, announced today the opening of its first U.S. subsidiary, Kuebler Inc., in Charlotte at 5245-3 Old Dowd Road. Kübler specializes in the manufacture of innovative position and motion sensors, counting and process technology, and transmission technology.

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Chinese Firm Masterwork USA Establishes U.S. Headquarters in Charlotte
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Masterwork USA Inc., a Chinese print finishing equipment manufacturer, has purchased 3700 Rose Lake Drive in Coffey Creek Business Park for its new U.S. headquarters location. The Charlotte office will also serve as a sales office, showroom and after-sales customer service location. Masterwork USA currently employs four people but expects to add 30 more jobs in the next five years.

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MetLife to Create 1,300+ Jobs in Charlotte
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Governor Pat McCrory announced today that MetLife Inc., a leading global life insurance and employee benefits company, plans to create more than 1,300 jobs in Charlotte and roughly the same number of jobs in Cary, totaling upwards of 2,600 jobs in the state by the end of 2015. Today’s announcement is the largest jobs announcement in recent North Carolina history.

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Otto Environmental Systems to Expand Charlotte Plant
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker announced today that Otto Environmental Systems North America, Inc. will expand its Charlotte manufacturing plant, adding 32 new jobs and investing $7 million in new capital equipment. The jobs are projected to have an average wage of $38,179 plus benefits.

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AREVA Relocates North American Headquarters to Charlotte, Adds Engineering Jobs
Monday, March 4, 2013

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker announced today that AREVA will relocate its North American headquarters to Charlotte and create additional engineering jobs. AREVA, a world-leading nuclear energy provider with global headquarters in Paris, plans to create 130 jobs over the next four years. Compensation will vary by job function, but the average compensation for new positions is expected to be $130,000 plus benefits.

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Rack Room Shoes Expands its Corporate Headquarters
Friday, March 1, 2013

Rack Room Shoes, a privately-owned footwear retailer, will expand its corporate headquarters in Charlotte and relocate the headquarters of its subsidiary, Off Broadway Shoes, from Georgia to Charlotte. This expansion will enable the company to increase the number of retail stores and sales, specifically growing the Off Broadway brand over the next five years.

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Convergys to Create 1,600 New Jobs
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce announced today that Convergys, a business process outsourcing global leader in providing customer care, plans to create more than 1,600 jobs in Charlotte at its two facilities in southeast Charlotte and in the University City area. Convergys is spending $1.8 million to renovate its existing 8600 McAlpine Park Drive facility.

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Italian Solar Panel Installation Firm Establishes U.S. HQ in Charlotte
Monday, February 11, 2013

Siser USA LLC, an Italian-owned solar panel installation firm, has located its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte at 11111 Carmel Commons Boulevard, Suite 112. The firm plans to hire 10 employees in the next three years, including engineers, designers and architects. 

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AllFit, Inc. Relocates Headquarters to Charlotte
Thursday, February 7, 2013

AllFit, Inc., a company that specializes in the warehousing, delivery and assembly of physical fitness equipment, is relocating its headquarters from Conover to Charlotte and will consolidate three Southeastern distribution centers here.

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InVue Security to Grow in Charlotte; Will Hire 70 Over Five Years
Friday, February 1, 2013

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that InVue Security Products Inc., a security firm focusing on retail theft, will expand its global headquarters in Charlotte. The company plans to create 70 jobs with an average salary of $83,000 and invest $11 million by the end of 2017.

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JELD-WEN to Locate North American Headquarters in Charlotte
Thursday, December 13, 2012

North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue announced today that JELD-WEN will locate its North American headquarters in Charlotte. JELD-WEN, inc., a manufacturer of windows and doors with global headquarters in Klamath Falls, Ore., plans to create 142 jobs and $2 million in investment in the next two years. Compensation will vary by job function, but the average annual payroll will be more than $13.4 million, plus benefits.

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YellowWood Group, LLC Chooses Charlotte
Monday, November 26, 2012

YellowWood Group, LLC, a strategic marketing, consulting, planning and management solutions firm based in Raleigh, has chosen Charlotte for its new sales office. Using its proprietary strategic model to help companies identify and leverage market differentiators and assert their competitive advantage, the company specializes in closing the sales gap that exists between marketing initiatives and sales performance.

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SunTrust Opens Lending Sales Center in Charlotte Creating 100 Jobs
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Charlotte Chamber along with SunTrust Banks, Inc. today announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art loan sales center in Charlotte to underwrite and process mortgage loans. Currently staffed with approximately 40 underwriting professionals, plans are to expand the number of employees to 100 within the next three months. 

 
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Chamber Economic Development Team Wins Gold Award
Monday, October 1, 2012

The Charlotte Chamber has been named the gold medal winner in Atlas Advertising’s High Performance Economic Development category for economic development organizations. The chamber attained this status by announcing the most jobs and capital investment created for any organization of its size in 2011-2012. As part of Atlas Advertising’s High Performance Economic Development Benchmarking Survey, the Charlotte Chamber reported the creation of 8,850 jobs in the greater Charlotte area over the past 12 months.

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TZ Insurance Solutions LLC Opens Charlotte Location Adding 125 New Jobs — 45 Immediately
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TZ Insurance Solutions LLC, with offices in Tampa and Fort Myers, Florida and Dublin, Ohio, is expanding its workforce through a new location in Charlotte, creating 125 new jobs with the potential of 250 in the near future.  The company expects to fill up to 45 of the new positions within the next two weeks with training beginning the week of October 8. The new jobs will be primarily for inside licensed life and health insurance agents.

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Odyssey Logistics & Technology Expands in Charlotte; Will Add More Than 100 Jobs
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Global lead logistics provider Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (OL&T) has expanded its Charlotte operation and moved to 25,000 square feet of new office space at One LakePointe Plaza. Headquartered in Danbury, Conn, OL&T performed an extensive search in the Charlotte region before settling on LakePointe Business Park because of its central location and proximity to the airport.

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United Kingdom Adhesives Manufacturer to Create 31 Jobs in Charlotte
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Beardow Adams, a leading adhesives manufacturer, will locate its operations in Charlotte. The company plans to add 31 jobs and invest more than $5.1 million over the next three years. The average salary for the new jobs will be $52,984.

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JPMorgan Chase Expands its Commercial Banking Team in Charlotte
Monday, August 13, 2012

JPMorgan Chase announced today that it has significantly expanded its local commercial banking team in Charlotte by adding five more employees to serve Carolina businesses and institutions with over $20 million in annual sales.

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Asian-Based Logistics Firm Opens Charlotte Branch
Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dimerco Express Group, a major Asian-based international third party logistics and transportation company, has opened Dimerco Express U.S.A. in Charlotte. Established in 1971, the company has continually expanded its service network on a global scale. The company’s key focus is greater China, and now it is focusing on the Charlotte area market.

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German Manufacturer Locates in Mecklenburg
Thursday, June 28, 2012

3F GmbH, a leading German manufacturer of adhesive tapes, coatings and laminatings, plans to set up its first U.S. production facility in western Mecklenburg County.

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LPL Financial Expands Technology Presence in Charlotte
Monday, June 25, 2012

LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings, Inc. (LPLA) and the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer,* announced today that it will add 75 to 100 technology jobs in Charlotte by the end of 2013 with plans for additional growth in the coming years. The company will initially hire for 50 positions by late fall and an additional 25 to 50 positions in 2013.

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Charlotte Chamber Hires New European Recruiter
Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has hired Sven Gerzer as vice president of economic developmen / tEuropean sector. He will succeed Justin Hunt, who retires at the end of June after 18 years of service with the chamber.

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MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. to Co-Locate Headquarters and Bring 400 Jobs to Mecklenburg
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In a press conference today at Davidson Town Hall, N.C. Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll announced on behalf of Governor Beverly Perdue that MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE MSM) (“MSC”) will set up a co-headquarters in Davidson and create 400 jobs in North Carolina by the end of 2017. The company’s existing headquarters is located in Melville, N.Y. MSC is one of the nation’s leading distributors of metalworking and industrial supplies. In business since 1941, MSC has set the industry standard for quality, selection and customer service as one of the leading direct marketers and distributors of more than 600,000 metalworking and industrial products.

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VERMOP Salmon GmbH Chooses Charlotte for U.S. Operation
Monday, June 18, 2012

VERMOP Salmon GmbH, a privately held German manufacturer of innovative and high quality professional cleaning equipment, announced today the opening of its first U.S. subsidiary.

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German Recruiting Firm Forms Alliance with Waldthausen & Associates
Friday, June 15, 2012

Hamburg-based GET AHEAD AG, a well known German recruiting firm, has established its first North American subsidiary in Charlotte.

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United Technologies Corporation to place UTC Aerospace Systems headquarters in Charlotte
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue announced today that United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a global provider of high-technology products and services for the aerospace and building systems industries, plans to place its combined Aerospace Systems headquarters in Charlotte following the completion of its acquisition of Goodrich Corporation.

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Schiff Hardin Strategic Advisers Locates National Headquarters in Charlotte
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Schiff Hardin LLP, one of America’s oldest law firms, announced today its choice of Charlotte as the national headquarters for Schiff Hardin Strategic Advisers, LLC, the firm’s new business advisory affiliate, and as the city for its newest law office.

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Charlotte Works Acquires New Space in Charlotte
Monday, June 11, 2012

Charlotte Works, a private/public partnership that brings together Charlotte area resources to educate, empower and engage Charlotte’s workforce, has secured a new 15,000 square foot Employer Engagement Center located at 1401 West Morehead Street. The newly rebranded organization just completed the transformation of the workforce delivery system that it hopes will become a model for North Carolina.

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Chinese precision tool manufacturer opens Charlotte sales office
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Shanghai-based TSP Precision Tooling has opened its first U.S. office in Charlotte and expects to hire five sales people in the next 24 months.  The company operates four factories in China and sales offices in Japan and Belgium.

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GiftTree to open East Coast facility in Charlotte
Friday, June 1, 2012

GiftTree.com, an online retailer, has signed a lease for 112,000 square feet of space in Shopton Ridge Business Park in southwest Charlotte. The Vancouver, WA based company will operate their East Coast assembly and distribution operation in Charlotte. The Charlotte operation will be the first facility the company has opened outside of Vancouver.

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Greenville, SC law firm expands into Charlotte
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gallivan, White and Boyd, P.A. (GWB), one of the Southeast’s leading litigation and business law firms, has established a Charlotte expansion office.  The firm recently leased 5,200 sq. ft. in One Morrocroft Centre near SouthPark.  Brad Grow of Colliers International represented GWB in lease negotiations, and Marshall Williamson of Lincoln Harris represented the landlord.

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Chinese-owned software firm opens U.S. office in Charlotte
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Huatek Consulting, Inc., a global software and application development services company, has opened its first U.S. sales office in Charlotte. The company will add 10 jobs in the next 24 months.

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Chinese manufacturing firm relocates to Charlotte
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MaxTronic Technologies LLC, a Chinese-owned electronics design and manufacturing company, recently relocated to a 10,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility at 10915 Downs Road in southwest Charlotte. The company expects to double its current employee base from six to 12 in the next 24 months.

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Asian Entrepreneur Expands Creative Media Agency in Charlotte
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

PixelAtoms, LLC, a creative digital media agency, plans to double its permanent employee base in Charlotte in the next three years. The company will focus on post-production talent in the areas of 3D modeling, scripting and animation. 

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Peak 10 Expands Charlotte Footprint
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

David Jones, President and CEO of Peak 10, announced today that Peak 10 will expand its Charlotte presence. The Charlotte Chamber assisted Peak 10 in 2000 with their corporate headquarters relocation from Jacksonville, FL.  Since then, the company has experienced significant growth in the Charlotte market.

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Chobani Locates Sales Headquarters in Charlotte
Monday, April 23, 2012

Chobani Greek Yogurt, America’s #1 yogurt brand, announced at the Charlotte Chamber Board of Advisors meeting that it will locate its sales headquarters in Charlotte. The 5,200 square foot office will be located in the Charlotte Plaza building in Uptown Charlotte.

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LKQ Corporation invests in Charlotte
Friday, April 13, 2012

Chicago-based LKQ Corporation, the largest nationwide provider of aftermarket and recycled collision replacement parts for automobiles and trucks, has established a major distribution center in Charlotte.

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Asian advisory firm opens Charlotte office
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dezan Shira & Associates, one of the largest business advisory firms in Asia, has established a U.S. presence by co-locating in Elliott Davis, PLLC’s Charlotte office on East Morehead Street.

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Vahterus Americas opens in Matthews, eyes U.S. manufacturing
Thursday, March 15, 2012

Finnish manufacturer Vahterus Oy has opened its first U.S. office on Siskey Parkway in Matthews.  Known as the inventor of plate-and-shell heat exchanger technology, Vahterus remains the global leader in its field and has installed over 32,000 heat exchangers around the world since its inception in 1990.

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Charlotte energy sector company undertakes major expansion
Friday, March 9, 2012

CoaLogix, North America’s leading provider of SCR management and catalyst regeneration technologies, has launched a major expansion of its local operations.  The Charlotte-based company, through its subsidiary SCR-Tech LLC, recently leased 211,250 sq. ft. of storage and handling space at 11701 Goodrich Drive near the Westinghouse Boulevard corridor.

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Tire Intelligence opens Charlotte office, will create 30 jobs
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tire Intelligence LLC, a market-based services firm, has established an office in Charlotte. The firm recently leased 7,000 sq.ft. at 1910 South Boulevard and expects to hire 30 professionals before the end of the year.

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XPO Logistics to Open Operations Center Creating Over 200 Jobs
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue announced today that XPO Logistics, Inc. will open a North American Operations Center in Charlotte.  XPO Logistics, a third party transportation logistics provider, is headquartered in Buchanan, Michigan. The company will create over 200 jobs in the functions of accounting and finance, human resources, IT, brokerage, and carrier procurement and operations, with an average wage of more than $56,606 annually. The company is currently in lease negotiations for Charlotte office space.

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Noratel chooses Charlotte for U.S. headquarters
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Noratel North America Inc, a Europe-based transformer manufacturer, has located its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte. The new location will be at 2015 Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Suite 202.

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7-Eleven Acquires Sam’s Mart Stores and Will Hire 120 in Charlotte Area
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

7-Eleven, Inc. today announced that it has commenced closing on the acquisition of 55 Sam’s Mart stores from Sam’s Mart LLC.  The company has begun hiring to fill 120 store positions.  7-Eleven has made job offers to personnel working at the stores the company is acquiring.  Pay and benefits will be comparable with what they had at Sam’s Mart. 

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Infinisource to Relocate Corporate HQ to Charlotte Creating Over 160 Jobs
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue announced today that Infinisource Holdings, Inc. will move their corporate headquarters from Coldwater, Michigan and start a new division in Charlotte. The company currently has offices in Ohio, Florida and a regional headquarters in Michigan. Infinisource Holdings, a benefits administration company, will create 162 jobs with an average wage of more than $80,000 annually and plans to invest $500,000 in its new Charlotte facility over the next five years. The company is currently in lease negotiations for Charlotte office space. More>>

German die manufacturer to open U.S. plant in Charlotte
Thursday, December 1, 2011
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue announced today that Karl Marbach GmbH & Co. KG, the world’s leading manufacturer of steel rule dies for the packaging industry, will establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Charlotte.
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