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.


Regional Labor Force
(Lightcast, 2022)


Job Growth over last 5 Years
(Lightcast, 2022)


of Charlotteans have a Bachelors degree or higher
(US Census, 2020)


Higher Learning Institutions


Post-Secondary Degrees Conferred Annually


D-1 Universities and HBCUs within a 250-mile radius
growing talent pool

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.

people move to the CLT region every day
Top 10
Cities Where Workers are Moving (LinkedIn)

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.

D-1 Universities and 9 HBCUs in 200-mile radius
degrees and certifications conferred by colleges and universities in the CLT region
diversity & inclusion

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.

more racially diverse than the national average
1 in 6
Charlotte residents were born in another country

See what Charlotte can do for you.

Contact our team to learn more.