Economic Development News

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

AXA Announces 550-job Expansion
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Charlotte, N.C. – The Charlotte Chamber is pleased to announce that AXA, one of the largest U.S. financial protection companies, will nearly double its workforce with the creation of 550 new jobs over the next five years. The company plans to invest $18 million to expand its current location in University City’s Innovation Park in Charlotte,

JELD-WEN Expands in Charlotte
Friday, November 4, 2016

JELD-WEN Expands in Charlotte New Charlotte HQ Campus/Training Center Nov. 4, 2016 – Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that JELD-WEN, one of the world’s largest window and door manufacturers, is building a new corporate

LendingTree Expands Charlotte Headquarters:
Doubling in Size with 314 Job Expansion
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Nov. 2, 2016 – Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) along with the Charlotte Chamber announced today that LendingTree, LLC, a leading online lending exchange, is expanding their corporate headquarters in Charlotte. The company will create 314 jobs over five years to double in size

Wild Wing Cafe Relocates Headquarters to Charlotte
Monday, October 31, 2016

Charlotte, N.C. – After more than 26 years in Charleston, SC, Wild Wing Cafe, the destination for “hot wings, cold beer and good times”, is making its way north this month to establish its corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC. Its new home-base will be located at 205 Regency Executive Park Suite 204, Charlotte, NC 28217. “This

Latvian Print-on-Demand Company, Printful Expands to Charlotte
Monday, October 3, 2016

Oct. 3, 2016 - The Charlotte Chamber is pleased to announce Printful, a print-on-demand company based out of Latvia that prints and ships print products for e-commerce retailers, has opened a regional headquarters office in Charlotte. The 100,000 square foot Charlotte facility is three times larger than Printful’s North American headquarters in

Integra to take green architecture to next level from new U.S. hub in Charlotte
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Integra Architecture has announced the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, where the firm will be spearheading a leading-edge approach to sustainable design solutions called DeepGreen. Founded in 2000 in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Integra Design Group, and with more than $800 million in projects under its belt across 800-plus projects in the

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