Charlotte, NC is a growing metropolitan area. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between 2000 and 2010, just shy of two hundred thousand people moved to the city. That doesn't include the multitudes that moved to the surrounding metro area. With a population approaching three million people, Charlotte is truly a growing metropolis. Unsurprisingly, there are economic motivations driving people to the city. Charlotte is a known center of the national banking and financial industry, second only in scale and scope to New York City. Charlotte is also home to several large regional companies such as Duke Energy, AT&T, and US Airways. The Charlotte Chamber reported three thousand added jobs in the second quarter of 2018, a below-national-average unemployment rate of 3.4%, and a metro area 12% rise in home valuations. Things are happening in Charlotte.