Charlotte has been ranked as having the best business climate in a survey of U.S. site selectors, beating Atlanta, Chicago and other major cities. The results of the survey, conducted by New York-based Development Counsellors International, were released today. The survey, which ...Read More »
While the seeds were already planted, the recession and the tremors it sent through the financial sector helped pave the way for new industries in Charlotte. Although the city is still known as a banking capital, some expect those new ...
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Jasper Stem always thought Charlotte was recession-proof. But Stem, executive director of the North Carolina Aggregates Association, has seen mining business in the state decline by nearly half since 2006. And Charlotte’s mining industry is no exception. From November 2009 ...Read More »
Bill James could be bad for business in Mecklenburg County. At least that’s the concern of some in Charlotte. James, a Republican representing District 6, has been one of Mecklenburg County’s most polarizing and talked-about politicians, offending blacks, gays and ...
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It was a group of about 20 different people from around Charlotte. Some were unemployed and looking to make some extra money. Others were retired and just looking to pass some time. But as the storage unit door rolled up, ...Read More »
North Carolina gained 2,300 nonfarm jobs in December, but its unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent from 9.7 percent in November, the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina said today. According to the seasonally adjusted data, the gain in jobs ...
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M/I Homes in Charlotte had a good enough 2010 to make it near the top of the Homebuilders Association of Charlotte’s list of top builders. In the listing, released last month, the company was ranked second out of Mecklenburg County’s ...Read More »
When information technology services company Capgemini announced last week that it will open a Charlotte office and hire nearly 600 locals, it was welcome news in an area with a double-digit unemployment rate. But the announcement might not be good ...Read More »
A call by the local NAACP to boycott the CIAA basketball tournament and other large sporting events is not sitting well with some black businesspeople in Charlotte who say it would hurt black businesses. During an executive board meeting Tuesday ...
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Alonzo Ordonez left Costa Rica about 13 years ago for the United States. Like many others in his position, he was searching for opportunity. College educated, Ordonez was a music teacher before moving to Charlotte. But to make ends meet ...Read More »