August 11


Source: Charlotte Chamber

The Charlotte region is home to 951 foreign-based companies that employ more than 68,000 people. These companies represent 796 parent companies from 46 countries. Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and France have the largest number of companies in the Charlotte region, totaling 57% of the area’s foreign-based businesses.


Germany Flag 2   1. Germany

  Number of companies in 2014: 191
  Number of companies in 2003: 148
  Total company locations: 263
  Total number of employees: 14,362
  Representative companies: Daimler Trucks North America, Schaeffler Group USA, Siemens Energy Inc.



United Kingdom Flag 12. United Kingdom

Number of companies in 2014: 120
Number of companies in 2003: 74
Total company locations: 235
Total number of employees: 6,038
Representative companies: Compass Group North America, Aon Hewitt



Canada Flag 2

3. Canada

Number of companies in 2014: 92
Number of companies in 2003: 69
Total company locations: 134
Total number of employees: 4,992
Representative companies: Resolute Forest Products, Domtar Corp.



Japan 1 4. Japan

 Number of companies in 2014: 80
 Number of companies in 2003: 51
 Total company locations: 117
 Total number of employees: 5,176
 Representative companies: ASMO North Carolina Inc., NGK Ceramics USA Inc.



France 2 5. France

 Number of companies in 2014: 61
 Number of companies in 2003: 38
 Total company locations: 97
 Total number of employees: 5,509
 Representative companies: Legrand/Pass & Seymour, AXA Equitable



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