business

If Charlotte’s biggest employer doesn’t need all of its office space, who does?

Atrium Health is considering trimming its office footprint across the Charlotte metro by 10% over the next year — a move that could save the hospital system...

They took their Black barbershop to SouthPark. Next up: the moon.

Two successful businessmen were touring their new space in Charlotte’s fanciest mall when the person showing them around suggested they consider changing...

Centene ‘committed’ to Charlotte HQ despite steep job cuts elsewhere

Centene, which last summer made the largest single jobs announcement in North Carolina history, is cutting thousands of jobs after reporting a fourth-quarter...

World’s largest fresh produce company grows Charlotte HQ

Dole Food Company announced a merger with Ireland-based Total Produce Wednesday. The combined business will be the world’s largest fresh produce company, and...

Will Uptown make a comeback?

It depends who you ask. On one hand, industries like hospitality rely on business travel and big events Uptown to make a living. Until those return, the going...

50+ Black-owned businesses you can support right now

This article was first published in June 2020. It was last updated on January 31, 2021. February is Black History Month and one way to celebrate is to support...

Demand for solar panels surges in North Carolina

A record number of North Carolinians installed solar energy systems in their homes and businesses in 2020, according to Charlotte-based Duke Energy. Driving...

Why the Hornets launched a Shark Tank-like competition for Charlotte entrepreneurs

Now through Feb. 2, the Hornets are accepting applications for a Shark Tank-like business competition specifically for minority entrepreneurs in Charlotte....

Skiptown serves over 12K Charlotte dogs. Now it’s expanding

The tech-enabled dog park and bar Skiptown is opening outposts in Dallas, Nashville and Atlanta. Why it matters: Skiptown, which opened this summer in South...

Waterbean Coffee to fill former Parliament space Uptown

Locally owned Waterbean Coffee is expanding fast, opening its seventh Charlotte-area location in Uptown by early March. Why it matters: Waterbean’s...

London electric vehicle maker Arrival will open its North American HQ in South End

The London-based electric vehicle company Arrival will open a North American headquarters in South End, where it will add 150 new jobs. Arrival has signed a...

Most states now have legal medical marijuana, but N.C. lags behind

Marijuana won big this election, gaining legal ground in five states, but it remains illegal in North Carolina. That’s not expected to change with the...