CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A nonprofit organization plans to expand its Charlotte operation and will create more than 1,000 jobs.
North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue made the announcement Thursday morning.
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) is a community advocacy and homeownership organization.
NACA will invest $4 million in the local economy and will create 1,014 jobs over the next five years.
The organization is headquarted in Boston and operates 40 offices across the country.
Currently, there are about 100 NACA workers employed in Mecklenburg County and they plan to hire 550 people within the next few months. The jobs pay on average about $35,982.
Perdue said the deal was made possible in part by a $1 million grant from the One North Carolina Fund.
"North Carolina remains a strong presence in the U.S. finance sector and this is a tremendous opportunity for the Charlotte-area," Perdue said. "Our top-rated business climate and skilled financial services workforce are attractive to growing national operations."