Economic Development News

Jabian Consulting Opens Charlotte Office

Published Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Jabian Consulting, an Atlanta-based strategic management and technology consulting firm, announced that it plans to expand its national footprint to Charlotte by adding an office in SouthPark. The company plans to create 50 new jobs over the next three years and a total of 100 new jobs over the next five years. Positions include consultants, managers and directors.


HUBER+SUHNER to Relocate North America Headquarters to Charlotte, Creating 50 Jobs

Published Friday, October 25, 2013

Switzerland-based HUBER+SUHNER, Inc. announced today that it will relocate its North America headquarters to Charlotte. The move will add 50 new jobs in Charlotte, which will include some jobs relocated from the company’s current location in Essex Junction, Vt.


Rotech Healthcare Inc. Creating 200 Jobs in Charlotte

Published Thursday, October 24, 2013

Rotech Healthcare Inc., a national leader in providing medical equipment and related products and services for home use, has located a new, 24,174-square-foot customer support center at 207 Regency Executive Park Drive, Suite 200, creating approximately 200 new jobs in Charlotte. The company has already started hiring and will continue to do so until all jobs are filled. Positions include customer support managers, customer support supervisors, patient account specialists and customer support specialists.


World Leader and Inventor of Retractable Dog Leash Opens US Headquarters in Charlotte

Published Wednesday, October 23, 2013

flexi – Bogdahn International GmbH & Co. KG, the inventor and world market leader of the retractable dog leash, announced the opening of its U.S. headquarters and distribution facility, flexi North America LLC, in Charlotte. The family-owned German manufacturer’s local offices are located at 10901 S. Commerce Blvd., Suite A. Founded in 1973 near Hamburg, Germany, flexi continues to handcraft its leashes, which are sold in 94 countries around the globe.


Octapharma Plasma Chooses Charlotte for expansion of U.S. Operation

Published Thursday, October 10, 2013

Octapharma AG, a Swiss independent global plasma fractionator specializing in human proteins, announced today the expansion of its U.S. subsidiary, Octapharma Plasma, Inc. Octapharma Plasma will relocate to a state-of-the-art facility in Westlake Business Park, investing $39.2 million. Construction on the facility is slated to be complete mid-2014. The Charlotte expansion strategically positions Octapharma Plasma to service the U.S. market from one central location.


Chamber Economic Development Team Wins Silver Award

Published Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Charlotte Chamber has been named the silver medal winner in the High Performance Economic Development category for economic development organizations. The Charlotte Chamber attained this status by announcing the second-most jobs created for any organization of its size in 2012-2013. As part of Atlas Advertising’s High Performance Economic Development Benchmarking Survey, the Charlotte Chamber reported the creation of 6,106 jobs in the Charlotte area over the past 12 months.


KenCord BioTherapeutics and Progressive Funding Solutions to Expand to Charlotte

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013

KenCord BioTherapeutics, LLC (KCB), a new company specializing in the sales and manufacturing of prescription medications, has announced plans to locate its operations in Charlotte, N.C. KCB operations will be housed in a building located in southwest Charlotte. The company anticipates creating approximately 200 new jobs.


Austrian Firm Getzner Chooses Charlotte for US Operation

Published Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH, an Austrian manufacturer of elastic products and systems for vibration isolation, announced today the opening of its first U.S. subsidiary, Getzner USA, Inc., in the Water Oak Building at 8720 Red Oak Blvd. in Charlotte. Getzner is leasing 1,000 square feet for sales and distribution and is considering a move to a larger facility in the future as business in the U.S. grows.