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Meck County manager evaluates Code Enforcement’s review and inspection processes (access required)

Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement, the government agency that reviews construction plans and inspects projects, has itself come under the review and inspection of Dena Diorio, county manager. The Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition, the Charlotte-based lobbying organization, implied it ...

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Panelists outline challenges, opportunities for women in business (access required)

While the federal government shutdown is not having a direct impact on Charlotte businesses, it is creating uncertainty in the business community, according to panelists at The Mecklenburg Times Women’s Business Breakfast Forum. “With the shutdown and debate about the debt ceiling, people are waiting to make decisions,” said Natalie Haskins English, senior vice president of public policy for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.

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Carowinds plans $50 million expansion (access required)

The Ohio company that owns Carowinds says it will spend $50 million to expand the theme park on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line. Cedar Fair Entertainment officials told the Charlotte Chamber on Monday the company will add rides and attractions, upgrade food locations and make infrastructure improvements.

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Austin, Charlotte vie for tech jobs (access required)

Charlotte’s next big competitor for skilled workers might be coming from deep in the heart of Texas. When it comes to cities economic developers here are paying attention to, Austin, more than 1,100 miles away, is on the list as ...

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Video entrepreneurs aim to fill void, cash in on Democratic National Convention (access required)

When Tommy Nichols told his friends he was quitting his information technology job at Central Piedmont Community College to start his own company he got some strange looks. “They asked me if I was nuts for quitting a steady job ...

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The Queen City tries to extinguish the Cigar City’s allure (access required)

(Editor’s note: Part four of a five-part occasional series on the top cities that Charlotte competes with.) This year, Charlotte and Tampa, Fla., got some major convention news. The Queen City found out that it is going to be the ...

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Domain names remain the same (access required)

When the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers announced last month that new Internet domain names would become available in January, the news was heralded as changing the face of the Internet forever. But in Charlotte, some businesspeople are ...

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Growing debate (access required)

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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