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Charlotte is well-known for its pro-business environment. That business-friendliness is a result of many factors. The Charlotte metro area is the 22nd largest in the U.S. with a population of more than 2.5 million. The city of Charlotte is the 17th largest in the nation with more than 840,000 people making it the largest city within the region. Of the major metro centers in the Southeast, Charlotte has 7.8 million people living within a 100-mile radius, compared to Atlanta’s 8.7 million. This radius population well exceeds Miami’s 6.5 million and Memphis’ 2.6 million. As a result, Charlotte has emerged as a financial, distribution and transportation center for the entire urban region.
More than half of the United States population, or nearly 170 million people, live within a 650-mile radius of Charlotte and can easily be reached by 24-hour truck delivery or two hours flight time. Charlotte is the only major distribution center midway between the Northeast, Midwest and Florida markets.