Translation Services in Charlotte – Economic Profile
With a population of about 630,500 inhabitants Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina. It is a major U.S. financial and motorsports center and an important transportation hub.
Charlotte has a diverse economy and is home to the largest financial institutions in the United States: Bank of America and Wachovia.
The city is home to several Fortune 500 Companies including Duke Energy, Family Dollar, Goodrich Corporation, Nucor, Sonic Automotive, and SPX Corporation.
In addition, major companies such as Continental Tire North America, Muzak, Meineke Car Centers, Lowe’s, Belk, Harris Teeter, Lance Inc., Compass Group USA, Lending Tree, Food Lion, and Carolina Beverage Corporation are headquartered in Charlotte.
Charlotte is a major U.S. motorsports center with NASCAR having numerous offices in the city.
The city has an interesting cultural heritage and features a vibrant cultural scene. The most important sites of interest include the Afro-American Cultural Center, BareBones Theater Group, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Carolina’s Aviation Museum, Carowinds amusement park, Charlotte Convention Center, Historic Rural Hill Farm, Historic Latta Plantation, the Charlotte Museum of History Reed Gold Mine, and many more.
With many prestigious institutions of higher education located in the city, Charlotte is a bustling college town. It is home to the University of North Carolina, Johnson & Wales University, Queens University, Johnson C. Smith University, Belmont Abbey College, Pfeiffer University, as well as Davidson College.
Charlotte is home to an ethnical diverse population. Today, the most prevalent ethnic communities include African American, Hispanics, Asians (Indian, Chinese, and Vietnamese), Native American and Pacific Islanders. In addition, a significant part of the Caucasian population is of British, Scottish, and German ancestry.
A vibrant economy with focus on international business, prestigious institutions of higher education, major sites of interest, as well a diverse racial composition have created a high demand for translation and interpreting services in the city of Charlotte.