Charlotte is #7 on the Forbes list of Best Places for Business and Careers. The ranking compares the business climates of the 200 largest metro areas by population in the U.S. They were rated on 14 metrics related to job growth, costs (business and living), income growth, quality of life and the education of the labor force.
Charlotte has become a major U.S. financial center, and is now the second largest banking center in the United States. Charlotte is home to the NFL Carolina Panthers, the NBA Charlotte Bobcats, the NHL Carolina Hurricanes, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the U.S. National Whitewater Center. A number of notable universities and colleges are based in Charlotte. Forbes created a list of the
Some other awards for Charlotte on the Forbes list include:
#7 Best Places for Business and Careers
#51 in Cost of Doing Business
#21 in Job Growth
#60 in Education