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Financial and tech are fastest growing job sectors in Charlotte market

Over the next 5 years, Charlotte’s technology job growth is expected to outpace the United States’ by 21%

August 07, 2019
  • Over the next 5 years, Charlotte’s technology job growth is expected to outpace the United States’ by 21%.  With over 75,000 tech jobs, Charlotte’s tech market has seen a 36% increase since 2013.  With access to top talent and a prime location, Charlotte’s tech landscape paves its way to be the best metro for tech job growth.
  • With the title of 2nd largest banking city in the nation, Charlotte’s financial growth is not slowing down.  In only 5 years, Charlotte’s financial job market has seen a 24% increase and is projected to grow by another 3.7% within the next year.  Truist (BB&T/SunTrust merger) will capitalize on this market by making Charlotte home.
  • South End is seeing the immediate impact of this job growth.  Lowe’s recent announcement of new  global tech headquarters will add 2,000 jobs to this market along with a new 375,000 square foot office.  Construction recently broke ground on LendingTree’s new headquarters location at the Spectrum Towers, twin 11-story towers housing up to 500 jobs for this financial giant in burgeoning South End. 

Source: JLL Research, Forbes

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