Economic Development News

Global Manufacturer of Machine Tools Relocates U.S. Headquarters to Charlotte
Friday, February 15, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2019) - Porta North America, a subsidiary of Italy-based Porta-Solutions S.p.A., announced today they will relocate their North American headquarters from Newington, CT to 9233 Forsyth Park Drive in southwest Charlotte. In addition, the company is expanding its U.S. business operations with the opening of a North American Training

Amazon Distribution Center Finalized
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Amazon Distribution Center Finalized Project to Create 1500 Jobs and $200 Million Investment August 1, 2018 – The Charlotte Chamber is excited to share that Amazon has completed the final steps in their commitment to locate a distribution center on 100 acres off Tuckaseegee Road, north of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The center will

Yokohama Tire Corporation to open R&D Facility in Mecklenburg County
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Yokohama Tire Corporation to open R&D Facility in Mecklenburg County April 10, 2018 - Yokohama, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd., has announced plans to locate an R&D facility in Mecklenburg County. The Cornelius facility will create 56 jobs and generate $5.85 million investment for the area. Yokohama Tire Corporation is

KURZ to Build North American Headquarters in Mecklenburg County
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

KURZ to Build North American Headquarters in Mecklenburg County Huntersville, NC – KURZ, a worldwide leader in hot stamping and coating technology, has announced plans to build its North American headquarters on Patterson Road in Huntersville. Headquartered in Germany, KURZ will invest more than $18 million in the new facility and plans to hire 90

Chinese Forklift Manufacturer Opens U.S. Headquarters
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Chinese forklift manufacturer establishes U.S. headquarters in Charlotte April 3, 2018 - HangCha America, the American division of China’s largest forklift truck manufacturer, will open its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte. The location at 10405-A Granite Street will serve as a sales office and showroom as well as a customer service and warehouse

EY to Create 375 New Jobs with Mecklenburg County Expansion
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Ernst & Young LLP (EY), one of the largest professional services organizations in the world, will expand in Mecklenburg County creating 375 jobs and investing $8.2 million in Charlotte over the next five years. The expansion includes development of an EY wavespace™ innovation center. The center will be part of the EY wavespace global network of

Aflac Celebrates Empowered Benefits Expansion in Charlotte and $100 Million Venture Capital Fund
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Charlotte, N.C. – Empowered Benefits, created in 2000 and acquired by Aflac in 2015, is expanding their newly renovated high-tech Charlotte offices at 525 N. Tryon Street from 14,000 to 30,500 square feet investing $3 million into the office space and adding 30 new jobs before the end of the year. The company has revolutionized consumer-driven

Allstate Insurance Expands Charlotte Operations Center Creating 2,250 New Jobs
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Allstate Insurance Expands Charlotte Operations Center Creating 2,250 New Jobs Charlotte, N.C. – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, North Carolina Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland and the Charlotte Chamber announced today that Allstate Insurance Company, the largest publicly-held property and casualty insurer in the U.S., will expand its operations

Charlotte Ranks No. 2 in U.S. for Economic Growth Potential and Among Top 10 for Startups
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

For immediate release – Business Facilities’ 13th Annual Rankings Report, released today, names Charlotte as the second top metro in the country for Economic Growth Potential (cities greater than 300,000 population) and No. 10 for Startup Growth. Today’s announcement is the second significant economic development accolade in less than a

Sitehands, Inc. Chooses Charlotte for Expansion and Global Headquarters
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Charlotte, N.C. – The Charlotte Chamber is pleased to announce that Sitehands, a dynamic growing company that delivers IT field services, has selected Charlotte to expand its workforce and locate its global headquarters with the creation of 200+ new jobs over the next five years. The company plans to initially lease 15,000 square feet of space in

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