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Low cost of living, classy amenities, and concentrated talent land Charlotte at the top of in-migration stats

In 2018 alone, the Charlotte metropolitan area grew by 44,350 residents.

November 13, 2019

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  • In 2018 alone, the Charlotte metropolitan area grew by 44,350 residents.  Broken down, that is 853 new residents a week, and 122 a day. 
  • Ranked No. 20 in US News & World Report’s “Best Places to Live,” Charlotte moved up two spots in 2019, from No. 22 the year prior. A combination of factors contribute to this move up the charts: low cost of living, a dense concentration of high-class amenities, attractive business climate, and a skilled workforce all attract residents to the area.
  • These factors also attract and retain major corporate users.  The recent Lowe’s expansion and Honeywell relocation highlight the pull of the Queen City.  The talented labor pool promises a quality and innovative workforce for employers; and the low cost of living ensures that employees can live and work in the same place, all while enjoying the unique amenity pool.  

Source: JLL Research, US Census Bureau, US News and World Report

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