Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte announced today that Microsoft Corp. will create 430 new jobs in Charlotte and will invest $23.9 million to expand its software engineering and development operations. The tech company has been developing software and manufacturing digital products since 1975 and has had a presence in Mecklenburg since 1991. Mecklenburg is a top destination for companies looking to launch or expand their operations. Microsoft joins Lowe's, Honeywell, Better.com, BB&T, SunTrust, and many other companies expanding in and relocating to the area. "Microsoft's expansion here in Mecklenburg signifies our continued growth and reputation as a top destination for tech jobs," said George Dunlap, chairman of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. "These new positions will serve clients from all around the globe while engaging and developing the skills of our workforce, including students in the community." The project was a collaborative effort between Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte, the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, the North Carolina General Assembly, and the North Carolina Community College System.
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