Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems plans to open an engineering center in Charlotte and create 135 high-paying jobs over the next five years.
This morning, state officials approved giving the Japanese company up to $2.9 million in incentives if it meets hiring and investment targets.
The company will pay average annual salaries of $102,454. Mitsubishi also considered expansion in South Carolina.
The Charlotte center will help build nuclear plants in the United States.
Gov. Bev Perdue plans to make an announcement about new jobs in Charlotte this morning.
Charlotte is making a concerted effort to turn itself into a hub for energy-related companies.
Mitsubishi joins a number of other engineering and design firms that already have a presence in the ciy, including The Shaw Group, AREVA NP, Toshiba, Westinghouse, Fluor, Siemens and URS.