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Austin, Charlotte vie for tech jobs (access required)

Charlotte’s next big competitor for skilled workers might be coming from deep in the heart of Texas. When it comes to cities economic developers here are paying attention to, Austin, more than 1,100 miles away, is on the list as ...

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The Queen City tries to extinguish the Cigar City’s allure (access required)

(Editor’s note: Part four of a five-part occasional series on the top cities that Charlotte competes with.) This year, Charlotte and Tampa, Fla., got some major convention news. The Queen City found out that it is going to be the ...

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He’s known as the go-to lawyer for major real estate deals (access required)

Already skeptical of SouthPark Mall, a big, new complex built in the middle of pastureland, residents weren’t happy when they learned that Charlotte developer Johnny Harris planned to build offices and retail shops around it. It was the early 1970s, ...

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The Tuesday Interview: Joel Matthews, East Coast Pyrotechnics event producer (access required)

Age: 48 Lives in: Rock Hill, S.C. Family: wife, Marie; children, Jesse, 7, Jake, 5 Education: bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Joel Matthews likes to blow stuff up. He’s been doing it for ...

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Report gives insight into foreclosures, but picture might be incomplete (access required)

This month, the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association rolled out a new report designed to give more insight into the volume of foreclosures and short sales taking place in the Charlotte area. The report, free to CRRA members and the public, ...

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