Charlotte, the 26th Largest MSA, has made the critical long term investments to successfully position itself on a dynamic growth trajectory well into the future. It has distinguished itself as a leading business friendly and people sensitive environment in the rapidly expanding Southeastern markets. The scope and quality of demand growth places Charlotte at the top of the list of strong secondary markets on the cusp of breaking into the top tier. Lodging investments have benefited accordingly. On a macro level, metro Charlotte is a highly desirable market for achieving strong returns from lodging investments..