Business

Highlights
  • Our diversified commercial base encourages sustainable growth and a thriving business culture in all markets.
  • Charlotte ranked 8th nationally in Fortune 500 headquartered companies and home to 264 companies listed in the Fortune 500.
  • Small and medium-sized companies are equally important to the overall health of the region’s economy.
  • Davidson promotes a culture of supporting local independent businesses through our active business retention program, various funding programs, and small business networking opportunities.

Largest Employers

Employer Number of Employees
Davidson College
600
Ingersoll-Rand
1,600
MSC Industrial Direct
750

Davidson College
Davidson College has employed Davidson's citizens since 1837 and is an integral part of our community, providing cultural enrichment for our citizens as well as employment opportunities.

Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand, Davidson’s largest employer, is situated on a 5-building campus on the lake. They are an active community partner.

MSC Industrial Direct
MSC Industrial Direct is located at the Circles@30 and relocated here because they appreciated Davidson's "sense of community."