↓ "Charlotte has become a major U.S. financial center and is now the second
largest banking center in the United States (after New York). The nation's largest financial
institution by assets, Bank of America, calls the city home. The city was also the former
corporate home of Wachovia until its purchase by Wells Fargo in 2008; Wells Fargo is in the
process of integrating Wachovia, with the two banks expected to be fully merged by the end of
2011. Bank of America's headquarters, along with other regional banking and financial services
companies, are located primarily in the uptown financial district...
recently decided to relocate their North American headquarters to Charlotte from Augusta,
Georgia. Electrolux will also consolidate all of their North American offices into the new
Charlotte headquarters. Swedish-based Husqvarna recently announced that they will relocate their
North American headquarters to Charlotte from Augusta also.
The following Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the
Charlotte metropolitan area, in order of their rank: Bank of America, Lowe's in suburban
Mooresville, Nucor (steel producer), Duke Energy, Sonic Automotive, Family Dollar, Goodrich
Corporation, and SPX Corporation (industrial technology). Other major companies headquartered in
the Metro Charlotte include Time Warner Cable (formerly a business unit of Fortune 500 company Time
Warner), Continental Tire North America (formerly Continental/General Tire), Muzak, Belk, Harris
Teeter, Meineke Car Care Center, Lance, Inc, Bojangles', Carlisle Companies, LendingTree, Compass
Group USA, Food Lion, Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated Company (the nation's second largest
Coca-Cola bottler), and the Carolina Beverage Corporation (makers of Cheerwine, Sun Drop, and
others) in suburban Salisbury, North Carolina. US Airways regional carrier CCAir was headquartered
-- Charlotte, North Carolina. (2010, March 2).
InWikipedia, The Free
Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:21, March 2, 2010,