CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tech company Stratifyd announced a multi-million dollar expansion in Charlotte on Thursday.

It's the latest technology job announcement signaling a shift in the Queen City.

So far this year, Charlotte has added close to 8,000 career opportunities. 

Last week, Microsoft announced an expansion of its Charlotte location, joining Lowe's, Honeywell, Better.com, BB&T, and Sun-Trust, as well as many other companies expanding in and relocating to the Queen City.

"It's so exciting. I think the Charlotte region is really taking off."

Charlotte was once known as the banking capital of the country. But now, the way to cash in is changing.

"The growth is primarily going to be IT and health. Those jobs are growing the fastest."

Charlotte now boasts the title of having the fastest tech talent growth in the country. More than 40 financial technology firms and start-ups call the city home, and there's more high skill, high wage jobs in the forecast.

Researchers at the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance (CRBA), looking ten years down the line, want to make sure we're preparing people to have a chance to taste the pie in the sky.

"At the end of the day, it does come down to prosperity for all and making sure that we are being as thoughtul and inclusive around equitable opportunities," said Janet Labar, president and CEO of CRBA.

Economic experts are working closely with area colleges and high schools to make sure they are training our kids for the jobs of tomorrow.

"That's gonna be so foundational to how Charlotte grows."

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