Charlotte-Mecklenburg New and Expanded Business

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Year-End 2016 New & Expanded Businesses

A fourth-quarter rally left Charlotte-Mecklenburg on solid economy ground heading into 2017. During 2016, more than 1,000 new or expanding businesses in Mecklenburg County announced the addition of 10,990 jobs, investments of $1.2 billion and the expansion or improvement of 11 million square feet of commercial and industrial real estate. Fourth quarter activity accounted for 40 percent of the year’s job growth, or 4,473 jobs.

New for this quarter, the Charlotte Chamber’s Business Analytics and Data department has created an interactive dashboard of Mecklenburg County economic activity. Explore the interactive map for data on specific businesses and use the dropdown menus for industry data. Data by Chamber chapter segment is available as well.


This quarterly report and accompanying database is available for purchase in the online store. For more information please call 704.378.4108.