Economic Development News

Cognizant to Open New IT Delivery and Operations Center in Charlotte

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Cognizant will open a new information technology delivery and operations center in Charlotte. The company, a leading Fortune 500 provider of information technology, consulting and business process services, plans to create 150 jobs in Charlotte by the end of 2018 and invest more than $1.4 million in its North Carolina locations. Cognizant is also adding 350 additional jobs at its other company locations throughout North Carolina, bringing the job total to 500.


German Firm Bürkert Announces New Manufacturing Facility in Huntersville

Published Monday, November 10, 2014

Bürkert Fluid Control Systems announced today its plans for a new advanced manufacturing facility in the town of Huntersville. The facility, a 120,000-square-foot building, will be constructed on Mount Holly-Huntersville Road. Bürkert plans to invest approximately $23 million over the next five years and create 61 new jobs.


Aramark Opens New Healthcare Technology and Innovation Center in Charlotte

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Aramark announced today the opening of a new Healthcare Technology and Innovation Center in Charlotte. The facility is designed to drive more efficient ways for hospitals to manage clinical equipment assets. By opening the facility, Aramark is able to increase its research and development expertise, centralize training and engineering capabilities, and integrate the company’s clinical equipment parts sourcing organization into a single center of excellence.


Chamber Economic Development Marketing Publications Win Regional Awards

Published Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Charlotte Chamber received eight awards for various marketing pieces at the 2014 Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) Communication Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony was held during the 2014 SEDC Annual Conference, August 5-7, at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. SEDC is the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America, with members in 17 states in the southern United States.


Velocity Technology Solutions Relocates Headquarters to Charlotte

Published Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., a global leader in cloud application hosting for enterprise and business software, announced today that it will relocate its corporate headquarters from New York City to Charlotte. Velocity recently completed the acquisition of Charlotte-based Titan Technology Partners and will move to the former Titan office space located at 2105 Water Ridge Parkway.


Queen City Soccer Club LLC Announces Plans to Bring Professional Soccer Back to Memorial Stadium

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Queen City Soccer Club LLC has announced it has acquired the USL PRO franchise rights for Charlotte from the Charlotte Eagles. The new team, owned and operated by Queen City Soccer Club LLC, will begin play in 2015. The ownership group is headed by Jim McPhilliamy, current president and managing partner of the Charlotte Hounds (Major League Lacrosse).


AvidXchange to Add 603 Jobs to Charlotte Corporate Headquarters

Published Monday, September 15, 2014

Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that AvidXchange, currently headquartered in Charlotte, will create 603 jobs in addition to the 200 jobs currently at the headquarters. The company specializes in automated invoice and bill payment processes.


Feetures! Opens Charlotte Office

Published Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Feetures!, a leading sock brand in the running specialty market, is expanding with a new office in Charlotte. The location in Charlotte’s Historic South End is the company’s second office location and will serve as the center for sales, marketing, and product development and design. The company will create 10 new jobs in the Charlotte office over the next year. The brand will continue to provide customer service and distribution from its Conover, North Carolina, location.