Where opportunity awaits.

In Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, quality of life goes hand-in-hand with opportunity. The area continues its steady growth as one of America’s most desirable destinations – for a career with a bright future, and a lifestyle second to none.

Charlotte at a glance

The nation’s 15th largest city

Home to eight Fortune 500 company headquarters, with nearly 300 Fortune 500 companies in Mecklenburg County

Destination for restaurants and nightlife, entertainment venues, arts and cultural facilities, and sports teams including the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets

Lower cost of living than many areas of the country

Ranked No. 1 Large City for growth in business

Ranked No. 1 Best City for Small Business

Ranked No. 1 Big City Bargain

Ranked No. 2 as the fastest growing city in the U.S.

Ranked No. 4 as the U.S. city attracting the most families

60% of the country's population lives within a two-hour flight of Charlotte