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Charlotte increases Tech Jobs by 30% — double the rate of the United States

In a recent Charlotte Observer news article they highlight the influx of tech jobs to the market. Charlotte has long been known more for its banking jobs than tech jobs, but that may be changing, according to a new report from the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance.

The total number of tech jobs in the region grew by 30% — double the rate of the United States — and added 117,694 jobs over the past five years, according to the report by the business alliance. The group was formed from the merger of the Charlotte Chamber with the Charlotte Regional Partnership this year.

For more evidence of Charlotte’s growing influence as a tech hub, look at Lowe’s decision this week to build a 23-story tech center in South End and add 1,600 high-tech jobs in Charlotte instead of Dallas. To read the full article click here.

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