Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development Partners with Atom Power on Facility Expansion and Additional Jobs

The light rail moving  through a newly redeveloped community.

The Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development has partnered with Atom Power for an expansion of its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Huntersville. The expansion includes 205 new jobs and a $4.2 million investment from the company by 2027. The company will create positions for electrical, mechanical, and software engineers, electrical technicians, and other manufacturing and support personnel with an average salary of $91,804.

Atom Power, a manufacturer supplying components involved with EV charging stations, is a great example of locally grown success. Founder Ryan Kennedy attended both Central Piedmont Community College and UNC Charlotte, where he started the business, ultimately inventing the most advanced and only digital breaker switch ever approved for commercial use. 

In attendance at today’s project announcement were Gov. Roy Cooper, Atom Power CEO Ryan Kennedy, Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners and Economic Development Committee Chair Susan Rodriguez-McDowell (District 6), and other local and state representatives.

“We are excited for the growth of Atom Power and about the future of our county that will now be enhanced by the new advanced manufacturing jobs, the investment in the North Mecklenburg community, and the opportunity to provide jobs that improve the futures of many citizens in Mecklenburg County,” said Rodriguez-McDowell.

Financial support for the project includes a Job Development Investment Grant, training support from the North Carolina Community College System, and local incentives from Lake Norman Economic Development and Mecklenburg County. Partners include Mecklenburg County Economic Development, Town of Huntersville, Lake Norman Economic Development, Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, North Carolina Department of Commerce, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, North Carolina General Assembly, and the North Carolina Community College System. This announcement comes during Economic Development Week, a nationally recognized week for showcasing local economic development successes and contributions made to the local economy.

View the photo gallery from the event.

Office of Economic Development

The mission of the Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development is to provide resources to the business community with the purpose of attracting, retaining, and expanding employment opportunities for County residents. We strive to stimulate the local economy and expand the local sales and property tax base, while maintaining a positive balance between growth, social equity and the economy.