Economic Development News

Empores LLC Opens Regional Sales and Service Office in Charlotte

Published Friday, August 15, 2014

Empores LLC, a U.S. manufacturer and installer of energy-saver products, has opened a sales and service office in Charlotte, attracted by the city’s large and growing energy industry. The Charlotte metro area has 2,966 firms in the energy sector that employ nearly 47,000 workers. Between 2012 and 2014, the sector grew by 10.6 percent adding more than 4,500 new jobs.

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Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont to Build Opportunity Campus

Published Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont announced today that it will build a $20 million, 160,000-square-foot Goodwill Opportunity Campus. The 18-acre site located at Wilkinson Boulevard and Boyer Street will also accommodate a potential future 90,000-square-foot expansion. Goodwill hopes to break ground in the first quarter of 2015 and move in during the third quarter of 2016.

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Hitachi Opens New Charlotte Ink Research and Development Center

Published Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hitachi America, Ltd. announced today the opening of its ink research and development facility in north Charlotte. The new facility, located at 5900 Northwoods Parkway, will initially employ five people.

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Economic Impact of Sealed Air’s Headquarters Facility

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sealed Air is relocating a headquarters operation employing 1,262, paying an average wage of more than $119,000, is locating in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

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Sealed Air Corporation to Relocate Corporate Headquarters, Creating 1,262 Jobs in Charlotte

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Sealed Air Corporation, currently headquartered in Elmwood, New Jersey, will create 1,262 jobs in Charlotte. Sealed Air is a global leader in food safety and security, facilities hygiene and product protection.

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Spectra Group Opens Financial Services Delivery Center in Uptown Charlotte, Creating 250 Jobs

Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced today that Spectra Group, an information technology and financial services firm, will open a 12,864-square-foot office in BB&T Center in uptown Charlotte, creating 250 jobs with an average salary of $84,996.

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South Korean Manufacturer Opens Technical Center and Manufacturing Facility in Charlotte

Published Thursday, June 5, 2014

YG-1 USA announced today that it is establishing a technical center and manufacturing facility in Charlotte. The facility, which will be the first of its kind for the South Korean company, will serve as a hub for the research, development, engineering and training of leading technologies in the cutting tool industry. High performance custom cutting tool solutions for the aerospace, medical and power generation industries will also be manufactured at the site located at 11001 Park Charlotte Blvd.

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French Design Firm Team Créatif to Open US Headquarters in Charlotte

Published Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Team Créatif Group, a French marketing and design firm, announced today the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte. Team Creatif USA Inc. will lease 3,000 square feet in uptown Charlotte, hiring 40 people over the next three years.

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