The Charlotte, NC area claims representation of the corporate headquarters of 8 Fortune 500 companies, with 6 officially being in Mecklenburg County. These 6 Fortune 500 headquarters place it in the 8th position, behind Minneapolis, San Francisco, and St. Louis, for most major business headquarters in a metropolitan region.
The most notable of these companies, in terms of visibility and revenue, is Bank of America. The demand for IT skills in banking is astronomical. This is not simply due to the number of secure transactions that must be made, but also because of interaction that is also needed with newer financial platforms such as PayPal and new banking technologies that are being enabled by mobile, such as check deposits by smartphone.
In addition to Bank of America and others in this list, 264 of the Fortune 500 companies have a presence in Mecklenburg County, though not an official headquarters. However, all of these companies are highly competitive and as IT begins to play a larger role in businesses, and skills become transferable, these companies will pay top-dollar to steal away the most talented people before anyone else can. Logical Advantage, a trusted provider in both IT recruiting, application development, and software consulting in Charlotte, can give a company a leg up in this race to find the greatest stars in IT.