Why franchise in Charlotte?
One of the South’s premier—and most business-friendly—cities
With mild weather, a well-connected system of airports, and numerous parks and sports teams, Charlotte is one of the country’s best places to live. Its high quality of life and below-average cost of living make it an attractive place to kickstart a career; it’s top in the country for young professionals, who take advantage of ample job opportunities and the world-class art, dining, and entertainment scene.
The Charlotte area is home to 50 higher education institutions, which ensures a steady flow of new talent into the workforce. And small business owners will find themselves in good company in Charlotte; it’s home to more than 291 of Fortune’s top 500.
Top employers in Charlotte:
- Bank of America
- Duke Energy
Charlotte business highlights
820,000+ person workforce
15 Fortune 1,000 headquarters
#1 for happiest young professionals
#1 fastest growing large urbanized area from 2000-2010
#4 fastest growing job market of all metros of 1 million+