• City leaders pass vote for Black & Decker expansion

    By: Jenna Deery


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte City Council passed a vote to have a manufacturing company expand its plant.

    Charlotte is expected to offer Stanley Black & Decker more than $65,000 to move to the city.

    Stanley Black & Decker is planning to create 250 jobs when it expands its plant.

    The deal is considered a business investment grant.
    Stanley Black & Decker already has a facility off Carowinds Boulevard, in south Charlotte, where 272 people are employed.
    It's expected the company will expand the plant to move manufacturing operations from Mexico to Charlotte, making 250 jobs available.
    Charlotte beat out Jackson, Tenn., where Stanley has a plant also.
    It is not known when operations will be expanded and those jobs will be available.

    Manufacturing company Eclipse Automation is coming to Mecklenburg County and will bring new jobs with it.  

    Eclipse Automation will be located in the Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte and plans to create 50 jobs over the next three years.

    The average salary will be more than $75,000.

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