The Growth Report

Charlotte Region Adds Nearly 35,000 Net New Jobs in 2018

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The Charlotte Region continued its strong growth in 2018, adding nearly 35,000 net new jobs over the course of the year as the country entered the second longest economic expansion in its history.

In addition to strong jobs growth in Transportation and Logistics (4.0 percent), Finance and Insurance (3.4 percent) and Advanced Manufacturing (3.1percent), the Charlotte Region continued to rack up awards as a growing tech talent hub, named by CompTia as the nation’s “Top Tech Town” for its combination of growing tech jobs and affordable cost of living.

Charlotte is also making a name for itself in other, more niche, professional services sectors. An Alliance Research study found that Charlotte’s Marketing and Public Relations sector had grown faster than any region in the United States, increasing by more than 180 percent since 2001. No wonder Forbes Magazine included Charlotte among its “Top 5 Unexpected Cities Hiring for Digital Marketing in 2019.”

Accompanying this quarter’s Growth Report is a list of selected announced openings and expansions for Q4 2018. This list is available to Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Investor-level members and for purchase in the Alliance’s Online Store.

Chuck McShane, Vice President, Business Analytics and Data


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