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Top Tour

August 25, 2014


Investor Insight

“I’ve been on a CRP overseas recruiting mission and helped another county negotiate with a prospect. And I know they would do the same thing for us. That’s the power of the Partnership—it helps the collective grow in order to benefit everyone of us.”

Scott Millar, president, Catawba County Economic Development Corporation


As a way to broaden and strengthen Charlotte USA’s international reach and viability, the Partnership hosted executives from Wilson & Company last week. The Albuquerque, New Mexico-based

Excellence in Education

August 18, 2014


Investor Insight

As a Human Resource, Compensation and Benefits Brokerage company, Affiniti Intermediary Consulting Corporation joined theCharlotte Regional Partnership to not only support their mission of fostering economic development and job growth, but also to afford AICC with exposure to new and existing companies. As a startup company, we felt that it would be a mutually beneficial relationship by assisting CRP with their human resource needs and also providing Affiniti access to other members of the CRP.

Susan Heider, Chief Executive Officer,

Making Milestones

August 11, 2014


Investor Insight

“Lincoln County has been a proud member of the Charlotte Regional Partnership for many years.  Our investment pays great dividends in not only marketing the region but in allowing us to participate in business recruitment efforts both nationally and globally.  Collaboration and leadership afforded by CRP is a definite asset to the Charlotte region and the individual communities it serves.”  

                                Cliff Brumfield, Executive Director, Lincoln Economic Development Association


One of


August 04, 2014


Investor Insight

“Gaston County has been a member of the Charlotte Regional Partnership since its inception.  Their efforts allow us to broaden our recruitment opportunities by taking our development assets and marketing them to the world. The CRP is a strong, unified, platform that takes all of the individual county’s strengths and represents them with one voice.”

                                Donny Hicks, Executive Director, Gaston County EDC


A good time was had by all during last week’s Board of Directors meeting at

History in the Making

July 28, 2014


Investor Insight

“F&M Banks has a deep appreciation for the Charlotte Regional Partnership and its role in improving the quality of life for the greater Charlotte region through economic development. We are proud supporters of this effort and remain committed through financial investment, time and talent.”

J. Steven Fisher, President and CEO, F&M Bank
Member, Charlotte Regional Partnership Board of Directors
Chairman, CRP Audit Committee  


There was exciting economic development news last week, as Sealed Air

Investor Insight

July 21, 2014

“The Charlotte Regional Partnership’s mission of fostering economic development and job growth is important to Sockwell Partners. As they recruit more companies to the region, we have more opportunities, as a retained search firm, to help new and existing clients find compelling executive talent. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship, and together we help make the region a stronger and more viable business destination.”

Susie Jernigan, Managing Director, Sockwell Partners
  --Member, Charlotte Regional Partner Board of Directors

Setting the Stage

The lure of a Lamborghini first

Global Positioning

June 30, 2014

Global Positioning

"The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in evey opportunity."

                                                                                                                       --Winston Churchill


With recent announcements like the Singapore-based Giti opening a new $560 tire manufacturing plant in Chester County, Charlotte USA continues to strengthen its position in the global marketplace. Already home to nearly 1,000 foreign-owned companies, the 16-county Charlotte region remains a frontrunner in recruiting companies

Cause for Celebration

June 23, 2014

I think it's really important to look at the big picture instead of just one competition.

—Shannon Miller, Olympic gymnast



There was big economic development news in Charlotte USA last week. Three companies announced plans to bring a combined 3,900 jobs to the region and together invest nearly $800 million.

Giti, a Singapore-based tire company, will open a new $560 manufacturing plant on a 1,300-plus-acre site at the Chester County Megasite in S.C. and create about 1,700 jobs.  The S.C. Department of Commerce and Chester County spearheaded the project and asked the

The Not-So-Lazy Days of Summer

June 16, 2014

“I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

Thomas Jefferson



Even as most people are planning summer vacations and beach trips, here at the Partnership we’re keeping our eye on the economic development prize. But that’s not to say we’re not enjoying ourselves while doing it. I joined several key staff members in Pinehurst last week for the U.S. Open Championship, one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the country, which draws spectators from around the world.

During the event we hosted Partnership board members and

Going Global

June 02, 2014


“Opportunities? They are all around us. There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.”

--Orison Swett Marden        

As the Partnership readies for the start of the next fiscal year, international mission trips figure prominently into our economic development plans. The 16-county Charlotte USA region continues to emerge as one of the country’s most desirable markets for foreign companies. With our international airport, intermodal facility, skilled workforce, competitive business costs and desirable quality of life, it’s no wonder the region