Gov. Pat McCrory was in Charlotte Friday to formally announce MetLife will bring 1,300 jobs to the city.
The governor announced Thursday that the insurance company would bring 2,600 jobs to North Carolina, divided between Charlotte and Cary.
Charlotte Chamber officials said Charlotte is on record pace with more than 3,200 jobs announced since the beginning of 2013.
Channel 9 tried to talk with McCrory after the announcement, but he immediately left.
The jobs MetLife will create in Charlotte are in areas such as customer support, marketing sales and management.
The company did not release any specific dates on when the hiring would occur.
The company received an $87.2 million development investment grant, a $2 million state grant and approximately $5 million in community college training money from the state.
Channel 9 learned that Charlotte was believed to have been competing directly with St. Louis for the jobs.
"North Carolina is on the comeback. It's still attractive to so many great national companies,” McCrory said. “They made a difficult choice and let me tell you, there was a lot of competition.”
Channel 9 asked State Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker about how many jobs will be relocated and how many will be local hires. She said in her experience, relocations are usually 30 percent of the jobs announced and she expects the majority to be local hires in Charlotte.