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Charlotte USA’s Energy Cluster is Powerful

May 01, 2012


Innovation has always been America’s strong suit, and regional ingenuity was recently on display at the Charlotte Business Journal’s Energy, Inc.:

  • A municipal smart grid system with street lights controlled by a nexgrid system that uses a General Microcircuits device.
  • Carbon fiber
In Category: Blog

Charlotte Regional Partnership, Investe São Paulo sign business development agreement

April 20, 2012

From the time that US Airways launched its inaugural flight from Charlotte to Rio de Janeiro in 2010, the Charlotte Regional Partnership identified Brazilian companies as having real potential for growth in Charlotte USA. Brazil’s strength in the automotive, health and personal products,

Albert E. Guarnieri, Partner, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP - Charlotte USA International Growth

April 17, 2012

Covering the Power Grid a Foot at a Time

April 09, 2012

The U.S. has a nationwide web of electric transmission lines, often in locations that are remote. A problem with a line can cause a brief power interruption, or something more severe, such as the major Eastern blackout of 2003 taught us.

The challenge for the industry is how to efficiently

In Categories: Blog Energy

Barry Pronier with Sherpa talks Charlotte USA Workforce

March 26, 2012

Workforce Trends


Workforce Advantages


Success Stories


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Aerospace Industry Takes Off in Charlotte USA

March 01, 2012

Since Orville and Wilbur Wright first took flight in North Carolina, the state has been known for aviation. And Charlotte USA is at the heart of this growing cluster. Area firms such as Goodrich Corporation, General Dynamics and Armament Technical Products, Michelin Aircraft Tire Corporation,

In Categories: Aerospace Blog Defense

Food & Beverage Industry takes Root in Charlotte USA

January 12, 2012

Niagara Bottling Co. will open a $45 million water-bottling plant.  Madrona Specialty Foods will establish a manufacturing and distribution facility.  General Mills will establish a research operation focusing on vegetables and oats.  Monsanto will open a research and development facility. 

In Categories: Blog Health

PreGel AMERICA Finds Success in Charlotte USA

January 12, 2012

PreGel AMERICA, a U.S. subsidiary of the global specialty dessert ingredient company PreGel, opened a state-of-the-art facility in Concord, North Carolina in 2008. At the time, Marco Casol, president and CEO, commented that “The popularity of frozen novelties such as gelato in North America is

In Categories: Blog International Business

Public-Private Partnership Drives Energy Innovation

January 03, 2012

Story from, published 9/19/11 

Can an entire city experience something akin to "The Prius Effect?"

That's what organizers of an innovative effort in Charlotte, N.C., are hoping as they begin showing 82,000 workers in the biggest office towers downtown the near real-time tallies of

In Categories: Blog Energy

Charlotte Regional Partnership Site Cloud

December 21, 2011