Economic Development News

Cedar Fair Announces Significant Expansion of Carowinds

Published Monday, August 26, 2013

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, announced today at the Charlotte Chamber’s Board of Advisors meeting a multiyear expansion project for its Carowinds amusement park located in Charlotte, N.C. The company plans to make a multiyear investment of more than $50 million and will create 15 new full-time jobs and an additional 270 seasonal jobs over the next few years. Cedar Fair recently opened a regional corporate office in Charlotte.


Yodle to Add 130 New Jobs in Charlotte

Published Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Yodle, Inc., a leader in local online marketing, announced today that it will expand into a new 35,000-square-foot office located in Cambridge Corporate Center at 10101 Claude Freeman Drive. The company expects to create approximately 130 new jobs in Charlotte, doubling its current employee base in the city. The majority of new employees will be in sales with the remainder primarily working in client services positions.


Learning Tree International Expands to Charlotte

Published Thursday, August 8, 2013

Learning Tree International, a global provider of hands-on, instructor-led IT and management training, has established three AnyWare Learning Centers in Charlotte at locations in SouthPark, University Executive Park and uptown.


German Federal Agency Giz Opens First U.S. Branch Office in Charlotte

Published Thursday, July 11, 2013

GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), Germany’s agency for international cooperation and a German federal nonprofit enterprise, announced the opening of its first United States branch office in Charlotte at the Charlotte Works office building located at 1401 W. Morehead St.


Tropical Nut & Fruit Adds Jobs in Charlotte

Published Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tropical Nut & Fruit, Co., a manufacturer, importer and distributor of bulk and packaged snacks and specialty foods, is expanding its operations in Charlotte. The company, headquartered in the Queen City, plans to add another production shift, creating 10 new positions in manufacturing, shipping, sales and supervision. 


Argol Villanova Group Opens US Headquarters in Charlotte

Published Thursday, April 25, 2013

Argol America, Inc., an Italian-owned provider of integrated logistics services, has located its North American headquarters in Charlotte at 201 South College Street, Suite 1640. The company plans to hire 20 employees in administration, IT and engineering in the next three years.