AvidXchange, the leading provider of accounts payable (AP) and payment automation solutions, announced today in a press conference the expansion of its Charlotte headquarters campus. The new, 201,000 square-foot facility on the AvidXchange Music Factory campus will allow the company to accommodate an additional 1,200 employees as part of the long-term growth initiative announced late last year in connection with its newly awarded North Carolina Job Development Investment Grant.
“The expansion of our headquarters signifies more than being a rapidly-growing fintech company. It represents the mark Charlotte is making as a center for innovation for other growing technology focused companies. The support we’ve had from the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and our Music Factory community continues to make AvidXchange a great place to work,” said Michael Praeger, CEO and Co-Founder of AvidXchange. “So much has changed since the company was founded and in anticipation of our 20th anniversary, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than watching our AvidXchange Music Factory campus grow over the next year.”
Features of the expansion and new building include the following:
- Customer Experience Center
- Career and Talent Development Center
- Indoor basketball and volleyball courts with second level track
- Additional fitness center and cardio stations
- Technology-driven private meeting rooms
- Conference Center facilities and amenities
- Coffee café and bistro style food service for employees
The second building is, in footprint, an exact replica of the first AvidXchange Music Factory location completed in 2017. A connecting structure will link together the new building and the existing facility with a central hub including coffee café and bistro style food service for all employees and a 10,000 square-foot roof top common area. As part of this project, AvidXchange will also make enhancements to its current Silver Hammer facilities.
“Charlotte has established itself as a visionary city with forward-thinking leaders in finance and technology and seeing this kind of growth is very exciting for us,” said Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles. “We are committed to creating new employment opportunities for those who call Charlotte home, and investments like this expansion are helping bring that to life.”
AvidXchange is working closely with Brasfield & Gorrie, LS3P and JLL to complete the expansion. Construction is expected to begin over the next several months with an estimated completion in Q4 2021.