/Why Charlotte

Conveniently located between the mountains and the beaches, the Charlotte region offers the quality of life that people and businesses are looking for. Look closely at Charlotte and you’ll discover a lot!

Click on a topic below and discover more about why Charlotte is a great place to start and grow a business.

With a Main Library uptown and 19 branches conveniently located throughout Mecklenburg County, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library strives to be a catalyst for community betterment. It’s a place where neighbors can share ideas and develop solutions to community challenges and where volunteers and donors are eager to contribute to a literate, informed community that is working and thriving. Find the Library online at www.cmlibrary.org.

Charlotte Center City Partners
Current happenings in the urban core. Shop-Play-Visit-Live!

As job creators and generators of local economic development, small businesses are the economic engines of communities across the state. This is why Carolina Small Business Development Fund has stepped in to fill the lending gap left by major banks that have tightened lending criteria and pulled out of many underserved communities across the state. Since 2010, their program has invested $32.7 million in funding 458 small business loans. They’ve also created and retained 1,018 jobs in communities throughout North Carolina! Learn more about Carolina Small Business Development Fund’s contributions to economic development.

By supporting women entrepreneurs economically, socially and politically, NAWBO Charlotte provides resources to help strengthen the wealth of local businesses and promote economic development within our community. Learn more about how NAWBO supports and propels women-owned businesses!

The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance is committed to increasing Charlotte’s competitive advantage by connecting, innovating and growing opportunities for all who do business in Charlotte. Learn more about becoming a member of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance here.

Charlotte a great place to live and work, and the City of Charlotte is committed to making it even better. Their Economic Development Departmentoffers a variety of programs and services, making the City available to help entrepreneurs find the tools and resources they need so start and grow a successful business!

Charlotte Works is helping to increase access to employment and skills training opportunities which leads to increased economic mobility and meaningful employment throughout the local workforce. They strategically partner with economic development, business, community, city and county government, and education organizations to design workforce initiatives that prepare Mecklenburg County’s workforce for the jobs of today and the future. Learn more about how Charlotte Works helps to develop Charlotte’s economy one small business at a time by visiting them online at http://www.charlotteworks.com.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg BLACK CHAMBER of Commerce

CMBCC helps member companies thrive by advocating on behalf of the black business community at local and state government levels. Visit them online to learn more about CMBCC and join today.


Charlotte Center City Partners
Facilitates and promotes economic and cultural development of the urban core.


North Carolina Department of Commerce

The state’s leading economic development agency, working with local, regional, national and international companies.

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