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Tackling Charlotte’s Economic Mobility Challenge – One P.I.E.C.E. at a Time 3-21-17

March 21, 2017

By Kevin Dick, Economic Development Director
City of Charlotte
When I started working for the City of Charlotte in May 2016, I immediately became excited about the opportunity to connect my economic and talent development experiences by working in both areas simultaneously.  The

Charlotte USA: An Advanced and Diverse Manufacturing Hub 3-7-17

March 07, 2017

Manufacturing continues to make headlines around the region.  Year to date, there have been six announcements, totaling 1032 direct new jobs and $850 million in new capital investment.  From energy storage and fiber optics to paper and additives, Charlotte USA has indeed become an advanced and

What Harry Jones Meant to Me and The Partnership 2-21-17

February 21, 2017

Harry Jones, trusted mentor and friend

My dear friend, former Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones, was laid to rest yesterday.  Since he passed away last week, I have been thinking about how much he added to my life, both personally and professionally.

Harry was one of the first people

Seeking thoughts and ideas about how to improve the regional economy 2-8-17

February 08, 2017


By Michael L. Manis, CEcD
Director, Community and Economic Development
Centralina Council of Governments
The Centralina Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is beginning work on a required update to our region's existing Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy "CEDS",

Think Regionally, Act Locally 1-24-17

January 24, 2017

Apple Inc. - Maiden, NC

Catawba County brands itself as “Charlotte’s Great Northwest” in much of our positioning.  The County has been very successful in developing a balance of new and traditional industry sectors, regional reach and access to the best of North Carolina’s outdoors.

Around the Region 1-10-17

January 10, 2017

Members of Charlotte Regional Partnership and Avalanche Consulting


Happy New Year!  Welcome to The Charlotte Regional Partnership’s new blog, Around The Region, a bi-weekly thought leadership forum featuring different voices throughout the 16-county, 2 state, Charlotte USA footprint.  In

GKN Driveline to Expand Again in Maiden, NC

December 20, 2016


December 20, 2016


For Immediate Release


For more information contact:                                                            

Julie Pruett, Director of Business Recruitment

Catawba County Economic Development Corporation



GKN Driveline to Expand

Statesville manufacturer breaks ground on $38 million facility

November 12, 2016

Photography provided by SRD 
Source: Weaver, Jonathan. "Statesville manufacturer breaks ground on $38 million facility" Statesville Record & Landmark. November 12, 2016.
Officials with AmesburyTruth broke ground this week on a facility that will combine the company’s two Statesville

Carolina Canners Announces $45 Million Expansion to Plant in Cheraw, SC

October 20, 2016

“Following unanimous approval of an economic development package for Carolina Canners by Chesterfield County Council at Wednesday’s council meeting, Carolina Canners Chief Executive Officer Jeff Stevens announced a three-year, $45 million expansion at the Cheraw Plant.

 Expected to create 40

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Lakemont East Shell to Come On-line 1st Q 2017

October 05, 2016