Business leaders and entrepreneurs rave about Charlotte

CEOs Share Why Charlotte USA

Culture & Quality of Living

“Charlotte’s size, level of access to resources and cost of living makes it the perfect city to start a sustainable high growth business.” – Derrick Davis, Informatic Concepts
“Starting a company requires a lot of sacrifices, but family should not have to be one of them. In Charlotte, I was able to start a company, and a family, growing Tech Talent South to eleven cities and growing my family with two kids.” – Betsy Hauser Idilbi, Tech Talent South

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

“Coming to Charlotte from Venezuela to establish our business was the best decision we have ever made in our lives. We came to the right place at the right time. We came with big dreams and all of our dreams have become a reality because Charlotte is full of business opportunities for anyone to take and fly with it.” –Hilda H. Gurdian, Publisher, La Noticia, The Spanish-Language Newspaper
“Charlotte’s size, level of access to resources and cost of living makes it the perfect city to state a sustainable high growth business.” – Derrick Davis, Informatic Concepts
“I believe Charlotte has been a thriving environment for my business since we started; Charlotte continues to improve the growing ecosystem and currently has a plethora of business resources. I am also proud to be a native of this great city!” – Camisha Farris, Anointed Flooring
“Charlotte has one of the most unique business climates in the willingness of everyone in the community to support companies who set out to make a difference. This has been the case for Atom Power and is what has made Charlotte home for us.” – Ryan Kennedy, PE, Atom Power
“My business has thrived in Charlotte because our people, our systems and our infrastructure align access with opportunity. My business and Charlotte have grown exponentially over the past decade, but I believe the best is yet to come.” – Lindsey Haaser MS, CRC, Founder and CEO, Advocations

Talent & Labor Force

“As one of the country’s largest electric and gas power companies, with a technology workforce in the thousands, Duke Energy has successfully recruited and retained top-notch IT talent from around the world to Charlotte, one of America’s best places to live and work. Surrounded by some of the country’s best universities and community colleges, Charlotte is a hotbed for tech talent needed to grow the workforce of the future.” – Duke Energy
“Sunlight Financial Chose Charlotte because they City’s talented and diverse workforce, innovative FinTech community and high-quality of life.” – Matt Potere, Sunlight Financial
“Headquartered in Charlotte, DealCloud has been able to recruit high-level technical talent and locate our business in center city for a fraction of the cost of what it would take to recruit and locate in peer cities across the United States.” – Rob Cummings, DealCloud
“Charlotte has been a priceless asset for the businesses I have created. Our strong universities and #1 ranking of millennial relocations in the nation provides a strong talent pool, our regulatory expertise and partnerships put us on the cutting edge, and our financial institutions provide the X factor for rapid growth.” –Tariq Bokhari, CEO & Co-Founder, Aggressant, Inc.