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Featured Events

ANNUAL MEETING 2019 The largest business networking event in the region, we will be celebrating our first year as the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance spotlighting the successes from across our 15 county footprint. Annual Meeting is open to all who do business in the region, ticket prices are the same for members and nonmembers.
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THE SUMMIT 2019 The Summit is a full-day event discussing varying perspectives, trends and data in key industries. This year the agenda features speakers who are experts in the Financial Services, Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation & Infrastructure fields.

Throughout the day the programs will emphasize actionable takeaways that will assist attendees in further strengthening the competitive assets the Charlotte region has to offer.
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As the world’s largest airline, American Airlines operates an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to more than 150 countries. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) serves as American’s second-largest hub with more than 11,500 local employees supporting 700 daily flights that serve 160 destinations in 25 countries.
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Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) is one of the leading healthcare organizations in the Southeast and one of the most comprehensive, not-for-profit systems in the country. Our system includes more than 7,600 licensed beds, employs nearly 60,000 people and accounts for almost 12 million patient interactions each year.
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Our purpose is clear. We are here to make the financial lives of those who do business with us better. Better by listening to our customers and clients, and connecting them to the financial solutions they need. And, better by connecting across our company to deliver those solutions. Over the past three years, we've strengthened our foundation and now have record level capital and liquidity. We've put behind us many of the issues that arose as a result of the economic downturn and were obscuring the promise and potential of our company. And, we've narrowed our focus to concentrate on the businesses and services that matter most to the three customer groups we serve - people, companies and institutional investors.
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Belk, Inc., a private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., is where customers shop for their Saturday night outfit, the perfect Sunday dress, and where family and community matter most. But Belk is more than shopping – it’s where you find your own unique way to express who you are. It’s where great style lives. Shop Belk in 16 southern states, and via their growing digital presence on, to find an assortment of national brands and private-label fashion, shoes and accessories for the entire family, along with top-name cosmetics, a wedding registry and Southern style for the home. Check out the Belk Newsroom to see the retailer in action as they give back to the community, deliver fashion-forward trends and more!
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Cardinal Innovations Healthcare is the country’s largest specialty health plan, insuring more than 850,000 North Carolinians with complex needs. We have led the way in developing services, processes and solutions that improve the lives of our members and their families.
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CBI is a workplace solutions provider. Founded in 1993, by David Longo and his business partner, Bob Flynn, CBI has grown from their first location in Charlotte, NC into the premier interior solutions provider in 10 locations across the southeast (North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida). They contribute this success to their philosophy that remains true today, “We exist to Love and Serve our Clients, Associates, and Community.” Through there three divisions; Workplace Consulting, Interior Construction, and Furniture Solutions CBI is able to provide creative solutions in response to the business needs of their clients. By leveraging the built environment and building trusted advisor relationships, CBI is able to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our clients at every touch.
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Childress Klein is one of the largest real estate development, investment and management companies in the Southeast. The company has developed more than 50 million square feet of commercial real estate and owns assets valued at more than $2 billion. Guided by the highest standards, we recognize that each property and client need is unique. With more than 31 years of dedicated commercial real experience, back by a team of 280 dedicated and experience professionals we take a hands-on approach to real estate investment, development and management by putting our clients needs and interests first. We are committed to building and maintaining long-term relationships with our tenants and clients through developing solutions that best position them for success.
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As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group North America is a family of companies building experiences for all of our customers. We serve award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more. In addition, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art self-service and office coffee solutions.
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CPI Security provides innovative security, video and smart home solutions to residential and business customers throughout the Southeast. Through their audio and video verification and their close work with local first responders, CPI leads the industry in alarm response times. Their smart home technologies allow consumers to remotely control their security system as well as video, lights, doors and home energy from their mobile devices through the CPI inTouch app. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC in a UL-listed, 5 Diamond Award facility, CPI is a recipient of the Central Station of the Year Award and Marvel Award. The company was founded by Ken Gill in 1991 and is the largest privately held security company in the Southeast. For more information on CPI Security
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Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, DHG ranks among the top 20 public accounting firms in the nation. With more than 2,000 professionals across the United States, we combine deep experience with a strong commitment to personal service. We are passionate about helping our clients succeed—and we do so through a resourceful approach to solving problems, providing results and helping our clients achieve their goals.
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Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S., headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. The Fortune 125 company is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing its energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding its natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. Duke Energy provides electricity to 7.6 million retail customers in six states. The electric service area’s estimated population is 24 million people. The company also provides natural gas to 1.6 million customers in five states and operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the U.S. Visit for more information.
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Fifth Third Bank (NYSE: FITB) is a diversified financial services company which has served the Charlotte community since 2009. Fifth Third believes strongly in strengthening the communities we work and live in, and in 2016 made a $32 billion community commitment to do just that across our footprint – assist low-to-moderate income families and individuals achieve homeownership, support small businesses, and invest in organizations that are making an impact in our communities.
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Gardner-Webb University, a private, Christian, Baptist-related university, provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate education that is strongly grounded in the liberal arts, while offering opportunities to prepare for various professions. Fostering meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning, Gardner-Webb is dedicated to higher education that integrates scholarship with Christian life. By embracing faith and intellectual freedom, balancing conviction with compassion, and inspiring a love of learning, service and leadership, Gardner-Webb prepares its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in an ever-changing global community.
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Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton, which has revenues in excess of $1.6 billion and operates 60 offices, works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.
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We help you get the best deal possible on your loans, period. By giving consumers multiple offers from several lenders in a matter of minutes, we make comparison shopping easy. And we all know-when lenders compete for your business, you win!
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LINCOLN HARRIS was formed in 1999, as a collective product of Dallas-based Lincoln Property Company and The Harris Group of the Carolinas, a full service corporate real estate firm. We are part of the vast resources of Lincoln Property Company, one of the largest, most respected, and diversified real estate services firm in the United States. Our national resources include more than 7,500 employees in over 50 regional administrative offices in the United States and Europe, with strong business ties dating to the company’s inception in 1965. Lincoln Harris brings tremendous financial strategy and stability to every project.
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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports its hometown Charlotte region and all communities it serves through programs focused on safe, affordable housing and careers in the skilled trades. For more information, visit
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With over 300 attorneys, a long history of civic service, and noted international, national, regional and local clients, Moore & Van Allen ranks among the Southeast’s preeminent full-service law firms. Our success has been accomplished by creating value for our clients — large national banks, international utilities, private equity funds, manufacturers and retailers of all types of products, growing technology companies, and more, including many Fortune 500 companies. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Moore & Van Allen in their 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings, both regionally and nationally.
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We are an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals – each element committed to delivering a remarkable healthcare experience for you and your family. With world-class technology, personal connections, and care that’s easier to access and understand, Novant Health is with you every step of the way on your journey to health and wellness.
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On Oct. 3, 2016, Duke Energy acquired Piedmont Natural Gas, which operates as a business unit of the company. The transaction adds Piedmont's 1 million natural gas customers to Duke Energy's existing customer base of 525,000 natural gas customers and 7.4 million electric customers.
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With united vision and bold action, we will create the most vibrant, innovative and healthy economy in the nation.


We enthusiastically collaborate to promote and advance the Charlotte region, creating opportunity, economic growth and prosperity for all.



Targeted Industries

With a metropolitan area of more than 1.5 million people and 25 colleges and universities, Charlotte has the human and intellectual capital to fuel the future economy. The Industries being targeted to fill Charlotte's future employment needs include:


Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing in the Region

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Health Care

Charlotte - A National Health Care Center

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Information Technology

Analytics & Technology in Charlotte

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Financial Services/

Finance Technology in Charlotte

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Logistics and Distribution

Transportation &

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