The light rail moving  through a newly redeveloped community.

Office of Economic Development

Working together for success is our business.

    Mecklenburg County enjoys one of the most robust economies in the nation. The Office of Economic Development is the lead organization responsible for recruiting and retaining businesses, stimulating small business vitality and promoting Mecklenburg County. It has accomplished this through partnerships with business resource providers and community organizations as well as the seven communities that comprise Mecklenburg County.

    EconoMeck Updates

    21.3% Growth

    From 2010-2020. That's 195,854 new residents!


    US Census projected population growth for 2020-2030


    Population of Mecklenburg County, which makes it the 2nd most populous county in North Carolina.

    Tools & Resources

    • Charlotte Open for Business

      Explore why Charlotte is the ideal place to locate a business, attract top talent and succeed for the long-term.

    • Charlotte Center City Partners

      Envisions and activates strategies and actions to assure Charlotte Center City is a welcoming and equitable, economically vibrant, culturally rich, and beloved place for all. 

    • Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

      Collaborate to promote and advance the Charlotte Region, creating opportunity, economic growth, and prosperity for all.

    • Economic Development Partnership of NC (EDPNC)

      Recruiting new businesses to the state, supporting the needs of existing businesses, connecting exporters to global customers, helping small business owners get their start, and attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.

    • Lake Norman Economic Development

      Improving the quality of life for residents through the expansion of the tax base by attracting new capital investment and creating new, highly skilled jobs for the Towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville.

    • University City Partners

      University City Partners (UCP) is a nonprofit organization that invests resources to shape public spaces and plans for a better-built environment that influences the way we live, work, play and learn in University City.