Centene has announced plans to build an East Coast headquarters in Charlotte.
The company will begin construction on the new campus in August and plans to create 6,000 new jobs and invest $1 billion in the Charlotte community over time.
The investment will provide over 1 million sq. ft. of office and meeting space, a corporate boardroom, a childcare and early education center, a variety of dining venues, auditorium, fitness center, and a stand-alone building housing a corporate learning and development center named Centene Tech University.
Construction will happen in multiple phases. The first phase will be complete in the second half of 2022 and accommodate approximately 3,000 employees.
The next phase of construction, set to begin in 2024, will accommodate an additional 3,000 employees when complete, allowing the campus to accommodate a total of 6,000 employees.
Centene plans to hire at least 3,200 people over the next 12 years but expects to hit that goal sooner. The company plans to share additional details about the site’s location in the coming weeks.