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Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority given only $2.5M in face of concerns about agency

The Charlotte City Council has decided to award $2.5 million, rather than $10 million, to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, in a blow to the embattled tourism-booster group. The council is expected to vote July 25 on the remainder of ...

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Foxx blasts CRVA over report

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 ...

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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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1 Charlotte business to get ‘extreme’ makeover as part of Small Business Week

One small business in Charlotte will be given an “extreme” makeover as part of Small Business Week May 16-20, the city said. The city, Central Piedmont Community College’s Institute for Entrepreneurship and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the makeover, which involves ...

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Graham has ‘Trade and Tryon’ vision for intersection

Sen. Malcolm Graham says he wants the “five-points” intersection near Johnson C. Smith University to become the “Trade and Tryon” of the city’s northwest corridor. Graham, of Charlotte, who also is the chairman of the Beatties Ford Road Task Force, ...

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