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Nashville, with its music scene, and Charlotte, a bank town, compete for convention biz (access required)

Although more than 400 miles and the Great Smoky Mountains separate Charlotte and Nashville, the two cities have a lot in common. For one, they are about the same size. Second, they are examples of progressive “New South” cities. As ...

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Outdoor ad industry sees hopeful sign in legislature (access required)

Kevin Madrzykowski, general manager for Adams Outdoor Advertising in Charlotte, says he hears it from his clients daily: complaints about trees growing in front of billboards. The foliage gone wild makes it hard for motorists to see the advertisements, which ...

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Minority-, women-owned firms call for city to make contracting changes (access required)

The April 15 groundbreaking for the new Mosaic Village complex on Charlotte’s west side was a festive affair with a marching band, marquee tent and business and political leaders galore — and an unofficial job fair for Charlotte’s minority contractors. ...

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NASCAR hall marketing hits a speed bump (access required)

Already falling well short of attendance and revenue projections, the NASCAR Hall of Fame was dealt a blow in January when the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority sliced the hall’s budget by $4.7 million. Part of the cuts included an $826,292 ...

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Still waiting for the acceleration (access required)

Bruce Stewart was expecting more. When the NASCAR Hall of Fame opened nearly a year ago, he thought business at his diner, Lola’s, would hit the gas pedal. After all, Lola’s, on South Brevard Street, is across the street from ...

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Local 322 helps Charlotte buck state trend (access required)

When the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced unionization rates for each state in January, North Carolina was once again dead last with a rate of 3.2 percent. Yet it is a union — Local 322 of the International Alliance ...

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Plan calls for revitalizing Charlotte’s struggling northwest area (access required)

When state Sen. Malcolm Graham looks at Charlotte’s northwest corridor, he sees the intersection near Johnson C. Smith University as the “Trade and Tryon” of that area. To Charlotte City Councilman James Mitchell, the area could become a “Little Georgetown,” ...

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