Manufacturing in the Region


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Traditionally a textile manufacturing hub, Charlotte’s manufacturing industry has diversified and advanced to include thousands of firms in precision metrology, optoelectronics, biomedical technology and chemicals, among other fields. With a low cost of doing business, large available labor pool and strong academic-industry collaboration on workforce training, Charlotte is a prime place for relocating or expanding manufacturing companies.

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Manufacturing highlights:

  • More than 3,000 manufacturers in the Charlotte region
  • Manufacturing employment has grown twice the national average since 2013
  • Strong employer-community college relationships