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Zoning ordinance could define new Council’s legacy (access required)

One of the more pressing issues facing the new Charlotte City Council will be a revision on the city's zoning ordinance. Photo by Payton Guion.

CHARLOTTE – Just about every political leader – a certain Canadian mayor notwithstanding – works to be remembered for fixing issues for their constituents and leaving their jurisdiction a better place. Whether that’s solving the poverty problem, vanquishing corruption or ...

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Deconstructing economic theory: Construction activity up in Charlotte despite sluggish economy (access required)

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Traditional economic theory says people follow jobs. In the Queen City over the last four to five years, however, jobs have either decreased or remained relatively stagnant while the city continues to attract migrants, said Bill Graves, assistant professor of economic geography at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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