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Hotel projects boosting area’s room inventory, but financing still tough (access required)

After a sluggish couple of years, the Charlotte-area hotel sector is starting to show signs of life. New projects are either in the works or have been completed recently, such as a 125-room Hampton Inn and Suites in Huntersville that ...

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Council defers vote on airport taxicab contracts

It was a cautionary victory for Charlotte’s cabbies. On Monday, the City Council decided to defer a vote on a proposal that would reduce the number drivers and taxicab companies that service Charlotte/Douglas International Airport from 12 to three. But ...

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Taxi drivers call for investigation of Hospitality and Tourism Alliance

A union representing Charlotte’s taxicab drivers wants the city to seek an investigation of the Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance by the FBI or the State Bureau of Investigation. Randy Conrad, organizer for Teamsters Local 71, told the Charlotte Passenger ...

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Convention expected to be boon to tourism industry

Charlotte’s snagging of the 2012 Democratic National Convention is expected to have an impact on many of the city’s sectors, including hospitality and tourism. The convention, expected to draw more than 35,000 attendees, will mean quite a windfall for area hotels, ...

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Black business owners upset over boycott talk

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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Up or down? Charlotte hospitality industry, unemployment stats say two different things (access required)

From October to November, a record-high 3,500 jobs were shed in Charlotte’s leisure and hospitality industry, according to the latest unemployment data from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. It’s the most jobs lost in a single month in ...

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Some Charlotte industries ready for expansion (access required)

Celgard, a Charlotte company that manufactures components for lithium batteries, will open a new 150,000-square-foot plant in Concord next year and add more than 200 jobs. Such announcements are welcome news in the Charlotte area after the past few years ...

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