Charlotte's Energy Sector

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Leading the Charge: Charlotte’s Energy Sector

The energy sector plays a major role in Charlotte’s economy. More than 300 energy-focused companies employ more than 35,000 people in the Charlotte area, from nuclear multinationals to major utilities to turbine manufacturers to service providers and suppliers. In fact, four of the region’s 14 Fortune 1000 headquarters – Duke Energy, Albemarle Corporation, Curtiss-Wright and SPX Flow – are directly involved in the energy sector or its supply chain. Thermal manufacturer Ingersoll Rand’s North American headquarters is also based in the area.

Research institutes such as UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC), EPRI and industry groups such as E4 Carolinas and CLT Joules round out a thriving energy ecosystem attracting relocating companies from throughout the world and supporting home-grown, highgrowth energy startups.

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