CHARLOTTE – Lowe’s will build an information technology hub in the Queen City and create more than 1,600 jobs with another several hundred relocating from nearby Mooresville, the company and Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday afternoon.


Lowe’s will invest more than $150 million in the project.

If employment and investment goals are met, a variety of state incentives will go to the home improvement giant, which is based in Mooresville.

Lowe’s will occupy more than 350,000 square feet in a new 23-story office tower called Design Center Tower.

“We’re excited to stand up our new global technology center here in North Carolina to continue to drive our company’s growth,” Lowes CEO Marvin Ellison said in a statement.

“Locating our new facility in the heart of Charlotte, the state’s largest metropolitan area, will enable Lowe’s to attract top technology talent and foster collaboration with our teams in our nearby Mooresville headquarters. This team will create technology solutions that will accelerate our commitment to becoming a best-in-class, omni-channel retailer and strengthen our associate and customer experiences.”

“Companies need top talent to succeed today, and North Carolina offers one of the best IT workforces in the world,” said Cooper in the announcement.  “Our state’s focus on education means our people bring the skills companies like Lowe’s look for when they’re working to transform their business.”