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Lowe's plans tech center expansion in Charlotte

Mooresville-based home improvement company Lowe’s will locate a major new technology center in Charlotte, creating more than 1,600 jobs, company officials said. Set to open in late 2021, the 357,000-square-foot facility will be located in a new 23-story tower. Groundbreaking on the building, called Design Center Tower, is scheduled for August 2019.

“We’re excited to stand up our new global technology center here in North Carolina to continue to drive our company’s growth,” said Marvin R. Ellison, Lowe’s president and CEO. “Locating our new facility in the heart of Charlotte… will enable Lowe’s to attract top technology talent and foster collaboration with our teams in our nearby Mooresville headquarters.

Lowe’s operates more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores. The company announced in December 2018 it would add up to 2,000 technology associates to transform the company’s technology.

Most of the new positions will be based at the new center in Charlotte, while others will join at existing Lowe’s locations where it has a strong technology team presence, including its Mooresville headquarters.

Today, Lowe’s employs nearly 11,000 associates in the Charlotte area and more than 28,000 associates across North Carolina.

Lowe’s said it expects to fill the first 400 positions in the next year and plans to begin hiring for these positions immediately. Candidates can visit to learn about available positions and apply online. While salaries will vary by role, the average wage for the new positions will be more than $117,000.