Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and former Mayor Harvey Gantt said it will be important to make sure that minority businesses aren’t overlooked when the Democratic National Convention comes to Charlotte in 2012. “This convention is about showcasing our city but also about ...Read More »
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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 ...Read More »
The Charlotte City Council was bombarded Monday with concerns from residents regarding the proposed Independence Boulevard Area Plan. Ed Garber, an Independence Boulevard-area resident, said businesses and property owners along the corridor don’t know what the future of Independence Boulevard ...
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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, ...Read More »
The Charlotte City Council approved a new policy Monday to spread affordable housing throughout the city. But not all council members backed the plan, and Mayor Anthony Foxx raised his own concerns. An advisory council made of residents, housing officials ...Read More »
The 2008 Democratic presidential primaries took a crucial turn May 6 when North Carolina voters chose then-Sen. Barack Obama over then-Sen. Hillary Clinton by almost 15 percentage points, giving him an edge in a tightly contested campaign. Obama would go ...
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Projected economic impact aside, the 2012 Democratic National Convention is, at the end of the day, a political event. And while the Democratic mayor of Charlotte and governor of North Carolina are rejoicing, some Republicans are, perhaps not surprisingly, more ...Read More »
Charlotte will be the host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Democratic National Committee said today, ending months of speculation in the Queen City. The city beat out St. Louis, Minneapolis and Cleveland for the 46th DMC, an event expected to ...
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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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Paris-based Capgemini will open a $4.2 million office in Charlotte, creating 550 new jobs over the next three years, Gov. Beverly Perdue said today in an announcement at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in uptown. Capgemini provides consulting, technology and outsourcing ...Read More »