THE CHARLOTTE EDGE /
You require a world-class workforce. We deliver.
Our highly educated workforce comes from all over the country. They stay because they like it here. And who wouldn’t? Charlotte provides a high quality of life and career advancement opportunities across industries. Plus, salaries stretch further here.
People in Charlotte’s labor pool
of regional workforce has a college degree or higher
job growth in last 5 years
median household income
A draw for young talent. A reason to stay.
Our homegrown talent is joined by people across the country who move to Charlotte for its just right combination of career opportunities, big city perks, and proximity to everything. Between 2015 and 2020, 20% of Charlotte’s total population growth was young professionals. More than 44,000 people flocked to the Queen City during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic — and that number continues to trend up.
A deeper pool for higher learning.
Our city is at the center of a super region for all things higher ed. With some of the nation’s top universities, community colleges and HBCUs all within a 200-mile radius, it just makes sense that recent grads end up in CLT. Charlotte offers a dynamic, urban lifestyle that young professionals are looking for … and they find the job opportunities they need to stay local.
More voices. More ideas.
We know that a richer tapestry of experiences contributes to a more inclusive, more interesting community. Our racially and geographically diverse population drives innovation across industries. And we’re not done yet. Charlotte’s civic and business leaders are committed to community initiatives that promote economic mobility and racial equity.