Regional Business Climate

Growing advanced manufacturing

According to the Charlotte Regional Partnership, a quality workforce, a low cost of doing business and superb access to a global infrastructure network has allowed the Greater Charlotte region to soar as a superior location for manufacturers and distributors. Given the central location midway between New York City and Miami, manufacturers can reach more than 60% of the U.S. market within one day’s drive.




  • Skilled, available workforce
  • Long history of invention and production modernization
  • Family-friendly state
  • Proximity to two major research facilities
  • Great geographic location with a major international airport, an extensive railroad system, three major interstates, and close access to a seaport
  • First-rate Community Colleges and Universities
  • Thirteen advanced manufacturing centers located in the region.