From Bank Town to Auto Town?

You may know that the U.S. automotive manufacturing industry has shifted to the southeastern USA. But did you know that the Charlotte region is benefiting greatly from this trend? According to research from the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, more than 63,000 people work in automotive sectors in our region (more than Greenville, SC and more than most of Charlotte’s peer cities).  Over the past two years, 20 automotive-related companies have announced plans to locate or expand in the region, adding a total of nearly 1,300 jobs. Learn more here.


July 2018 Workforce Report

LinkedIn publishes a monthly analysis of employment trends in the USA workforce.  The report is divided into two sections:  a National section that provides insights into hiring, skills gaps, and migration trends across the country, and a City section that provides insights into localized employment trends in 20 of the largest USA metro areas.  In its newly-published July report, LinkedIn shared that Charlotte ranked among the top 10 cities in two different categories.  Learn more here.


Charlotte is One of Top 25 Future Ready Economies in the USA

Last year, Dell introduced its “Future Ready Economies Model” that identified the top 25 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the country with attributes that enable people and organizations to access new tools and new ideas that deliver better connections, better outcomes – and a better world.

The Croixstone Consulting team has noted with interest that Dell believes that “future ready” cities understand the need to create a collaborative business environment, supporting not only established firms, with their employees and growing number of independent contributors, but also growth-oriented entrepreneurs (knowing that entrepreneurs drive 50% of GDP and 75% of new jobs).

In partnership with IHS Economics, an industry-leading macroeconomics firm, Dell ranked Charlotte at #15 on the USA’s top 25 list of “future ready” cities.

Learn more here.