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'It is a great day': Credit Karma adding 600 high-paying jobs to Charlotte

Credit Karma will invest more than $13 million, providing 600 new jobs that pay an average of $156,000 per year, according to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles announced Tuesday that Credit Karma will expand its North Carolina presence with a new tech center that will be the company's new U.S. East Coast hub.

Cooper said as part of the expansion, Credit Karma will invest more than $13 million and provide 600 new high-paying jobs in Charlotte. Those new jobs will pay an average of $156,000 per year, Cooper said. 

"Over the next 12 years, analysts predict this project will lift North Carolina's overall economy by more than $2.6 billion," Cooper said. "These now jobs will be good ones. 

"We all know about the quality of life, the transportation, the great communities we have, and I think the team at Credit Karma knows the biggest selling point we have is our highly skilled, well-trained, well-educated people who are in our workforce."

Ashley Fahey, a reporter for the Charlotte Business Journal, first tweeted the news about Credit Karma's expansion in the Charlotte area.  

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This story will be updated following the announcement, which can be streamed live on the WCNC Charlotte YouTube channel and WCNC Charlotte mobile app.

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