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Welcome to the Queen City

Named in honor of the queen of King George III during the time of the city’s founding, Charlotte has maintained its royal status as one of the top growing cities in the United States. Also known as “Bank Town”, this city ranks number two in the banking industry behind New York City. In the past ten years, Charlotte has recruited 6,790 new companies, 56,338 new jobs, and $11,020 million in new investments, and is consistently ranked among the best places for companies to thrive.

This city also ranks sixth in the nation in the number of Fortune 500 headquarters, with Bank of America, Nucor, Duke Energy, and Lowe’s, to name a few. But for Charlotteans, it’s not all work and no play, this modern southern city also has arts and entertainment with 17 museums, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and five major performance venues, as well as, two professional sports teams, the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets. We know you’re gonna love it here, welcome home.  

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