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A Phoenix Rising

February 01, 2016

The North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC), one of Charlotte USA’s most innovative economic revitalization projects, has a new leader. Mark Spitzer recently moved across the country from West Lake Village, Calif., to a mill house in Kannapolis, not far from the 350-acre research campus. Spitzer replaces Clyde Higgs, who left in September to take a job at Atlanta BeltLine Inc.

Spitzer is the former human resources director for the California-based Castle & Cooke Inc., which owns and operates a host of companies and properties around the region and country, including the NCRC. As Castle &

Carolina Panthers Super Bowl Bound!

January 25, 2016


The Carolina Panthers are going to Super Bowl 50! With quarterback Cam Newtown leading the charge, the Panthers trounced the Arizona Cardinals 49-15 and claimed the NFC title. Now the Panthers will face the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, Calif., on Feb. 7 in the ultimate football showdown. This is a momentous occasion for the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte USA.

Sunday’s NFC championship game ranks up there with the 2012 Democratic National Convention as one of Charlotte USA’s most notable and high-profile events. Like the 2012 convention, Sunday’s face-off between the Panthers and

Year in Review

January 19, 2016

As the Partnership embarks on another busy year, I thought it was an opportune time to review 2015. With the support of our investors, we once again executed an aggressive plan that strategically positioned the region for new jobs and capital investment opportunities.

Last year’s activities included more than 10 business development trips to national and international markets. We spoke to nearly 100 site-location advisors and company decision makers about the benefits of doing business in Charlotte USA. We also showcased the region at more than a dozen critical forums and conferences.

Partnership welcomes Judy Wishnek as new Chair

January 11, 2016

I’m excited to announce that the Partnership has selected Judy Wishnek to Chair its Board of Directors in 2016. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Judy since she first joined the Partnership Board in January 2011, and over the past five years her critical thinking skills and fresh ideas have been tremendous assets for this organization.

Judy has served on nearly every committee from marketing and investor relations to the Catalyst Study. Previously 1st Vice Chair and in line to lead the Partnership in 2017, Judy is stepping up a year early due to the departure of Linda Stanley, who

Happy 2016!

January 04, 2016

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and is ready for what promises to be a great new year. I’m particularly excited about 2016, as it marks the Partnership’s 25th anniversary. Since 1991, this organization has helped create sustainable wealth for Charlotte USA by positioning the region for new jobs and capital investment opportunities. And with the support of our investors, we continue to strategically market Charlotte USA both domestically and internationally as the premier destination for new and expanding businesses.  

Moreover, we’re looking to capitalize on the momentum we

Year-long Yuletide

December 18, 2015



Investor Insight

“At Nucor, we have a deep-rooted culture of continual improvement guiding every aspect of our business. For our entire team, it is a daily effort of endlessly finding better ways to get things done. We support the Charlotte Regional Partnership because we know a strong economy is the key to building a strong community. Each and every day, the Charlotte Regional Partnership is focused on making our community a better place tomorrow than it is today.”                                                         

A Part of the Solution

December 14, 2015



Investor Insight

“Hire Dynamics expanded into North Carolina in 2014 due to the economic growth of the Charlotte market. We provide staffing and direct placements putting over 4,200 people to work every day covering the Southeast with our locations. We believe that what we do matters, and we value our relationship with the Charlotte Regional Partnership as a way to make a difference in the region.”

Kim Wallace, Executive Vice President, Hire Dynamics

Shortly before nearly 200 countries at the Climate Change Conference in

Power Pioneers

December 07, 2015



Investor Insight

Economic development is the commercial lifeblood of the Charlotte area. Our global law firm (which has offices in both North and South Carolina) recognizes, in that context, that the world sees our area as a region, without borders or excessive provincialism and with a collective vision of the future and our place in it. We are proud to promote that regionalism through our support of both the Charlotte Regional Partnership and the critical state and local economic development partners integral to that effort. Together, we can

Carolinas featured among “best” in economic development

November 30, 2015



Investor Insight

Every community that aims to grow with a balanced strategy needs catalysts. As a board member of the Charlotte Regional Partnership, I continue to be impressed with the CRP’s role as a catalyst in Charlotte. The CRP does a great job of fostering and nourishing a great spectrum of initiatives, always acting as the agent to unite the various forces concerned. I applaud the CPR and am proud be a board member.

Jeannine Dodson, General Manager, Adams Outdoor Advertising

North Carolina and South Carolina are

Europe Fertile Ground for Partnership

November 23, 2015



Investor Insight

At Bissell, we recognize that creating a stronger region makes for a better business landscape for everyone. Charlotte Regional Partnership’s effectiveness at generating collaboration between private and public organizations is reason enough to invest. We continue to build upon numerous meaningful relationships we have established as a result of our affiliation with the Partnership.

Howard Bissell III, Senior Vice President and Director, Bissell Companies

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