Feb. 24 event: Can we grow Charlotte’s renewable energy industry?
By Sam Boykin CHARLOTTE — First the textile industry toppled, and now Charlotte’s financial institutions are on shaky ground. As the city moves forward, a number of people are looking at the renewable energy sector as a way for the region to create new jobs and attract business. To discuss how Charlotte can best tap into this emerging new industry, business and energy leaders, government officials and economic development experts will gather Feb. 24 for a special public event. The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), in cooperation with the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Regional Partnership and the New Energy Capital initiative, will host the event at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.