CHARLOTTE, N.C. Global energy company Areva is moving its north American headquarters to Charlotte, Governor Pat McCrory and the Charlotte Chamber Conference announced Monday morning.

Areva said the move will create 130 jobs by 2016, at an average salary of $130,000. The Paris-based company is receiving $2.5 million in economic development incentives from the state as part of the deal.

If there's any region of the country that has energy for energy, it is Charlotte, said Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx at the press conference.

The company has about 560 employees already in Charlotte at an office that was established in 2002.

Expanding our role as an international energy hub is one of the state s top economic development priorities, and AREVA s latest investment in our state is an outstanding addition to this effort, said Gov. McCrory in a statement.

North Carolina is a great place to do business because of its quality of life, extensive business infrastructure, investments in workforce development and commitment to forming partnerships with industry, said Michael W. Rencheck, CEO of AREVA.

To learn more about Areva job opportunities, click here.

Read or Share this story: