RALEIGH — North Carolina’s General Assembly completed its override of Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue’s historic budget veto today, and a state spending plan that cuts sales taxes — and, the governor argues, could lead to thousands of lost education jobs ...Read More »
Government and Politics
The job of the host committee for the 2012 Democratic National Convention is to make sure Charlotte’s small-business community is aware of the opportunities to make money with the convention. That was the message from Dan Murrey, director of the host committee, today ...Read More »
When it comes to promoting Charlotte, economic developers like to point to the treetops. The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, for one, boasts on its website that Charlotte is known as a tree city. The city has been fighting to protect ...
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Mayor Anthony Foxx today said he is not pleased with a Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority report based on a consultant’s review. In April, the CRVA board hired PricewaterhouseCoopers for $25,000 after criticism arose over Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association bonuses paid to ...Read More »
A plan by Bissell Cos. to improve roadway infrastructure in the Ballantyne Corporate Park area in exchange for synthetic tax increment financing has been sent to the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners’ economic development committee. Commissioners voted Tuesday to forward the plan to ...Read More »
A bill sitting in the North Carolina General Assembly has resulted in the brakes — at least for now — being put on some regulations that have been proposed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission for residential construction. As a result ...Read More »
Taxicab company King Cab has been denied an injunction to prevent the city of Charlotte from awarding Charlotte/Douglas International Airport contracts to three cab companies. A selection committee had chosen King Cab as one of three companies to hold exclusive ...Read More »
Voting along party lines Tuesday night, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners approved a $1.39 billion budget for fiscal 2012. The budget, OK’d in a 5-4 vote, includes a lower property tax rate of 81.66 cents per $100 in valuation from 83.67 cents ...Read More »
The Charlotte City Council has OK’d a rezoning petition filed by Charlotte-based commercial real estate company Percival McGuire for approximately 23.96 acres south of West W.T. Harris Boulevard between Interstate 485 and Reames Road. Approval was given to change the area’s ...
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The Bissell Cos. is expected to make a presentation to the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners tonight on its proposal to improve roadway infrastructure in the Ballantyne Corporate Park area in exchange for synthetic tax increment financing. On Monday, the Charlotte City ...Read More »