Economic Development News

Golden Sands General Contractors Opens Charlotte Office

Published Monday, March 30, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Golden Sands General Contractors, headquartered in Miami, announced today that it will open a 5,000-square-foot office located at 10924 Granite Street, Suite #700, Charlotte, NC 28273.


Truliant Opening 10 Charlotte Area Branches and Giving Away $100,000

Published Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Truliant Federal Credit Union announced today a major expansion in Charlotte with the addition of 10 new branch locations by the end of 2016. The expansion will give Truliant a total of 14 Member Financial Centers in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region creating more than 120 jobs over the next two years with an initial investment of $11 million.


MIT and Stanford Engineers Bring Summer Camps to North Carolina

Published Thursday, March 19, 2015

Discover Technology, headquartered in Post Falls, Idaho, will expand its summer camp programs to the Charlotte area and hire 40 people. The nonprofit organization was founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University engineers Drs. Paul and Lorna Finman, and offers a variety of programs aimed at increasing students’ exposure to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines. The goal of Discover Technology, is to help communities confront shortages of college-ready students in order to fill looming talent shortages in those fields.


Frito-Lay Expansion to Create Mega-Facility in Charlotte

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Charlotte Chamber announced today that Frito-Lay, Inc., a Fortune 40 company, will invest in its Southwest Charlotte location, transforming the 38-year-old location into a mega-facility. This new mega-facility is expected to create 30 to 35 new jobs and result in a facility expansion with upgraded technology.


North Carolina Earns No. 4 Ranking in Site Selectionís Governorís Cup

Published Monday, March 2, 2015

North Carolina jumped to fourth place among all states in Site Selection magazine’s 2014 Governor’s Cup, a closely-watched ranking of economic development success. North Carolina moved up three spots as compared to last year’s ranking. The Governor’s Cup is awarded annually based on the number of new and expanded corporate facilities as tracked by Conway Data Inc.’s New Plant Database. North Carolina ranked number one in the South Atlantic region.


Preston & Partners Expands in Charlotte With Addition of Orion Talent Solutions

Published Friday, January 30, 2015

Charlotte-based executive search firm Preston & Partners announced today the opening of Orion Talent Solutions as an integral part of its staffing and talent solutions business. Orion Talent will offer full-service contingency search, direct hire, temporary placement and temp-to-hire services. The opening of Orion Talent will create 12 new jobs, as well as two new positions at Preston & Partners in 2015.


RingCentral to Open East Coast Office in Charlotte

Published Thursday, December 4, 2014

RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of cloud business phone systems, announced today the opening of its East Coast sales office in uptown Charlotte.  The company plans to hire up to 100 people in Charlotte over the next three years. RingCentral’s Charlotte operations will focus on East Coast sales, and the company is looking for qualified applicants.


ZAPATA Expanding in Charlotte

Published Thursday, November 20, 2014

Locally based architecture, engineering and construction management firm ZAPATA announced an expansion of two of its service areas, with a focus on serving the greater Charlotte area and additional locations throughout North Carolina. The expansion is projected to create 35 new jobs over the next two years. ZAPATA has grown its architectural and engineering capabilities, focusing on commercial and industrial markets.