An international network. Proximity to the busiest markets in the world.

With a central location on the East Coast supply chain, Charlotte is well positioned for your domestic and international business. From here, it’s a short flight to New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, and beyond … and easy to access major global markets.


Busiest Airport in the World
(by aircraft movements) (ACI, 2022)


Nonstop Destinations out of CLT Airport


Nonstop International Destinations out of CLT Airport


Foreign-Owned Firms in Charlotte Region


-Day Turnaround Time to Coastal Ports


People work for Foreign-Owned Firms

Creating a Home for International Firms.

Our access to the world’s 5th busiest airport and significant local resources appeal to more than 1,000 foreign firms, many representing countries in North America, Europe, and Asia.. Over 80,000 employees in Charlotte work for foreign-owned businesses. Plus, we’re built for global connectivity. The Charlotte metropolitan already has 13 consulates, a Latin American Chamber of Commerce, private international language schools and other amenities for a foreign-born populace that has grown 118% since 2000.

Connected for easy transport –

Rail. Sky. Road. Sea. It’s all right here. In addition to our busy airport, we operate North Carolina’s only inland port and are a short drive from major ports in Wilmington and Charleston. Interstates 77 and 85 run through the city, making it easy to go north, south, east and west to wherever you do business.

World-class infrastructure. Plans to make it even better.

Charlotte’s commitment to transportation runs deep. The city invested in its airport in the 1980s and then again in 2015 via the $3 billion Destination CLT capital plan. Our light rail system is the envy of other growing cities. And we continue to invest in accessibility so that Charlotte is an ideal location for doing global business.

See what Charlotte can do for you.

Contact our team to learn more.