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French Companies in the Carolinas

 

There are 60 French-owned firms operating in Charlotte, NC, including eight U.S. headquarters. Industry leaders such as Michelin Aircraft Tire Co., Turbomeca and AXA Advisors are members of the region’s thriving international community. New daily nonstop flights to Paris from Charlotte Douglas International Airport began in 2009.

The Charlotte region continues to strengthen its position as one of the most dynamic and diversified locations in North America. This 16-county region – 12 in North Carolina and four in South Carolina – is home to more than 900 foreign-owned firms, nine Fortune 500 company headquarters and a growing population of more than 2.7 million residents.

Why have French firms chosen Charlotte, NC?

  • Largest Concentration of international firms in the Carolinas, employing more than 50,000 workers
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the 6th busiest airport in the U.S. and has daily nonstop flights to 7 European destinations
  • Second largest banking center in the US
  • Foreign Trade Zone 57 has locations around the Charlotte region
  • Manufacturing hub of the Carolinas
  • Highest concentration of medical device manufacturing in the Carolinas
  • Nine Fortune 500 headquarters
  • Home to more than 275 corporate headquarters
  • Engineering center of the Carolinas: home to global giants such as URS, Toshiba, Siemens, Areva, Chicago Bridge & Iron, Parsons, Duke Power, Flour Corp, and Westinghouse
  • Progressive renewable energy standard of 12.5% by 2021
  • 4% of the Carolinas’ exports went to France in 2009
  • Honorary French Consul living in Charlotte, NC
  • Alliance Française of Charlotte celebrates French festivals including Mardi Gras, Bastille Day and Celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau
  • Both Pfeiffer University and Winthrop University partner with French Universities for student exchange in both graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • Both International Baccalaureate and French language programs are available to all local students.

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Companies that support the FACC Carolinas

    • Actemium
    • Aleph Wines
    • Aplix
    • Areva
    • BOMAG Americas
    • Beneteau
    • Biomerieux
    • CRDA
    • Cafe Monte
    • Charles River
    • Charlotte Regional Partnership
    • Dassault Systemes
    • FPL Food, LLC
    • Faircloth Farms
    • GE REnewable
    • Grapevine Distributors
    • Haynsworth
    • Imex Management
    • Nesa
    • Oglee - Deakins
    • Parker Poe
    • REEL USA
    • SKEMA
    • Saati
    • Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
    • Speech Advantage
    • Technekes
    • Vossloh
    • Wells Fargo
    • Woodlane
    • Xytel

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