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PricewaterhouseCoopers produces report on CRVA

PricewaterhouseCoopers has produced a report on the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, which has been the subject of criticism by some, including Mayor Anthony Foxx, over its handling of a review of the organization.

In April, the CRVA’s board hired PricewaterhouseCoopers for $25,000 after criticism arose over Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association bonuses paid to a CRVA staff member. The CRVA then contracted with Pricewaterhouse Coopers to conduct a review of itself.

The CRVA told city officials that it had no written report from PricewaterhouseCoppers. The CRVA only released a 2 1/2 page summary of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ findings. That led some, like Foxx, to blast the CRVA for spending “$12,500 a page.”

The contract between the CRVA and PricewaterhouseCoopers never called for the firm to produce a written report for the CRVA. Instead, according to the contract, Pricewaterhouse Coopers was being hired to provide “phone and meeting consultations with the CRVA board and its representatives.”

To read the report, released today, click here.

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