The Charlotte region is home to 15 of the United States' 1,000 largest publicly traded companies, according to the 2018 Fortune 1000 list, released this week. That's one more than last year.
Door and window manufacturer JELD-WEN, a relative newcomer to Charlotte which expanded its headquarters and added 200 jobs in 2016, made its first appearance on the list at No. 625.
JELD-WEN is a major supplier to Lowe's, which is also headquartered in the region and came in at No. 40 on this year's list. Charlotte's highest ranking company on the list, Bank of America, moved up two spots to No. 24 and reported more than $100 billion in revenues for 2017. Steel manufacturer Nucor rose 18 spots to No. 151. Duke Energy (No. 125), Sonic Automotive (No. 298) and Sealed Air (No. 456), round out the six Charlotte region-based companies in the top 500.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated made the largest improvement on the list, moving to No. 576 from No. 701 last year and adding $1.2 billion in reported revenues - a 37 percent increase. Coca-Cola Bottling is headquartered in South Park with a customer service center in the University area and distribution and manufacturing centers throughout the region. Curtiss-Wright, a supplier to the aerospace, energy and defense markets, also moved up in the rankings to No. 885 from No. 908 in 2017.
A combination of high quality of life, low cost of doing business and availability of talent across industries has made Charlotte a major headquarters location for companies of all sizes. The region is home to more than 400 headquarters operations.
2018 Fortune 1000 company headquarters in Charlotte region
|2018 Fortune Rank
||2017 Fortune Rank
||Bank of America
||Coca-Cola Bottling Company
||Resolute Forest Products