We understand that making the decision to grow or expand in Charlotte is a large commitment both in time and resources. Part of this decision-making process is understanding assistance provided by the City and our partners.

In order to help offset the financial commitment associated with growing your business, the City of Charlotte offers two incentive programs: Business Investment Grant and Opportunity Hiring Grant. More details for each program can be found below. Companies may also be eligible for incentive programs offered by Mecklenburg County, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, and the North Carolina Community Colleges System. Our team can help you understand this process and introduce you to these agencies.

We believe success in Charlotte extends beyond the bottom line. In addition to financial incentives, the City of Charlotte also offers valuable support through customized services such as specific talent acquisition strategies, real estate searches, and connections into the workforce, business and educational community.

Our Tools

Business Investment Grant

  • Reimbursement of net new property tax generated by capital investment in real property and business personal property
  • 50-90% of reimbursement of net new property taxes for 3 to 10 year period
  • Requires a minimum of 20 new jobs, $3 million in capital investment and a salary greater than the Charlotte MSA average wage ($51,150) or average wage for SOC code

Opportunity Hiring Grant

  • Cash grant per Charlotte resident hired from qualifying workforce development program
  • $2,500 per hire up to 50 hires
  • Resident hired must be enrolled in local higher education institution or program participant in workforce development program
  • Requires that jobs created pay the average wage for the SOC code

Non-Financial Support:

  • Customized Talent and Strategy
  • Permitting Assistance
  • Real Estate Search
  • Connection in Community
  • Relocation Assistance

Your success is our success. When a company chooses Charlotte to grow and expand, we are thankful for the job opportunities created for our residents and the investment that helps us build our city together. We want to partner for your success in Charlotte.

For more information on these programs, contact Jenae Valentine at

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