Charlotte’s on the Map
When Charlotte hosted the Democratic National Convention in September 2012, international media raved about the vibrancy and warmth of the Queen City. Since then, Charlotte's made its way onto several lists that affirm its reputation as a cultural hub filled with opportunities.
- According to Forbes Magazine, Charlotte is one of the hottest markets for job seekers nationwide. "Researchers at financial literacy website NerdWallet examined the 26 biggest cities in the U.S. to find out which are the most promising hubs for job seekers," the article notes. "They looked at population growth between 2010 and 2011 as an indication of overall business growth, the local unemployment rate, the median income of residents, and the cost of living, which reflects how far your dollar will go." Charlotte came in at number 10 on the list.
- Forbes also named Charlotte one of the top 10 moving destinations in the United States. "Charlotte is a major U.S. financial center, with Bank of America and the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo both headquartered here," according to the article. "In 2011, the city was named the second largest financial center by assets, behind New York City. Charlotte is home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, more than 40 public golf courses and plenty of other big-city attractions."
- The American Marketing Association (AMA) released a study that put Charlotte on a list of American cities with the happiest public relations and marketing professionals. "For its annual survey, Arquent and the AMA asked 2,600 marketing professionals about their salaries and jobs," according to ragan.com. "The respondents included people who identified themselves as working in public relations. Incidentally, people working in public relations were the most satisfied of all those surveyed." Charlotte was number six on the list.
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