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How much turbulence would end of corporate jet tax break create in Charlotte’s economy? (access required)

Between banks and NASCAR, corporate jets regularly cast their shadows on Charlotte’s landscape. With 237 private and company planes based at facilities in Mecklenburg County, the impact of such aircraft on the county last year was about $110 million, according ...

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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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Charlotte freelancers say career is nothing to write home about (access required)

With The Charlotte Observer struggling financially and laying off staff, reporter Greg Lacour took a buyout in October 2008, walking away from a 20-year career as a journalist. Over the years, he had garnered impressive accolades, including being part of ...

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Charlotte’s deputy city manager lays out 5-part economic development strategy

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission heard today from Ron Kimble, Charlotte’s deputy city manager, about the city’s strategy for increasing economic development while focusing on sustainable development, tax base expansion and quality job growth. The city breaks down its economic development ...

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