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Charlotte Regional Partnership
550 South Caldwell Street, Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202

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FTZ Gains Momentum

October 27, 2014


Investor Insight

I’m pleased to announce that the Partnership’s president and CEO, Ronnie Bryant, received a prestigious Economic Development Leadership Team Award recently. GIS Planning Inc. of San Francisco, in partnership with fDi Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times in London, presented the award during a special ceremony in Ft. Worth, Texas, last week. The award recognizes Ronnie for his many contributions to the field of economic development, including improving the profession and organizing successful initiatives. Ronnie has more than 25

Charlotte USA’s Aviation Industry Takes Off

October 20, 2014


Investor Insight

“Growth and the development of communities are very important to a public utility like Piedmont Natural Gas.  Economic Development is the fiber that links these fundamental building blocks together. To that end, we support the Charlotte Regional Partnership professionals in their continued pursuit of quality business to our great region.”

George Baldwin, Managing Director of Government Relations and Sustainability, Piedmont Natural Gas
Member, Partnership Board of Directors


Business Evolution

October 13, 2014


Investor Insight

“I am proud to represent the Charlotte Regional Partnership andthe work it does to support local businesses and our community. As a second year board member, I’ve seen firsthand how CRP works collaboratively with public and private companies as well as local, city and state government to create sustainable long-term growth in our region.”

Linda Stanley, Market Executive, North Carolina and South Carolina, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Member, Partnership Board of Directors        


Entrepreneurial Spirit

October 06, 2014


Investor Insight

“The Charlotte Regional Partnership is of great value to Lancaster County and our economic development program. Their marketing and trade mission programs have provided strong leads for us to compete and their research department is among the best anywhere in the U.S. The entire CRP team has been instrumental in our success the past 10 years during my tenure.

Keith Tunnell, President, Lancaster County Economic Development Corporation




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Making it Happen

September 29, 2014


Investor Insight

“We invest in the CRP to support proactive business development efforts which ultimately lead to increased capital investment and jobs for the communities we serve. Economic development is the ultimate "Team Sport" and it takes a collaborative effort from the state, region and local ED organizations along with private sector engagement to get it right.” 

Stuart Heishman, Vice President of Economic Development, Duke Energy
                             Member, Partnership Board of Directors        

A Collective Effort

September 22, 2014


Investor Insight

Our organization supports Charlotte Regional Partnership because of their dedication to bring growth and innovation to the Charlotte region. The partnership introduces top companies to the Charlotte region and is able to help them see that this region is better than any other area in the country to do business. Throughout the years, I have been lucky enough to help Charlotte Regional Partnership in courting these companies and I have seen the relationships come to fruition and the companies build their business here in the Charlotte region.

On the Road Again

September 15, 2014


Investor Insight

“EMA invests in the Charlotte Regional Partnership because it’s simply one of the most effective contributors to economic development in our region. We’re a marketing communications agency that serves top, national brands. So having a thriving, diverse economy anchored by some of America’s great companies is a very good thing for us. A number of our clients moved to Charlotte USA thanks, in part, to the efforts of the Partnership.”

 Matt Ferguson, Managing Partner, Eric Mower + Associates


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Taken Flight

September 08, 2014


Investor Insight

“Both as a member of the Charlotte banking community and as a former Chair of the Union County Economic Development Commission, I have been actively involved with the Charlotte Regional Partnership for over a decade. I know of no better way of marketing and promoting the Charlotte region to the rest of the world, via the identification and promotion of our regional assets and with strong regional and state economic development organizational partnerships, resulting in sustainable economic growth for our region. I am proud to work alongside a

Balancing Act

September 01, 2014


Investor Insight

The N.C. Sustainable Energy Association is proud to be a member of the Charlotte Regional Partnership. For the past six years, CRP has been an invaluable partner to our organization, working hand in hand with us to promote the growth of the clean energy sector throughout the Charlotte region. The role of CRP has been critical in helping make North Carolina a national leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency. We support and appreciate CRP's efforts to grow our region's clean energy economy, and look forward to our future

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