Alliance News


CLT Alliance Announces Staff Additions and Promotions
Monday, November 4, 2019

Janet LaBar, CEO and president of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, is pleased to announce recent additions and promotions to the organization’s staff. Joe Bost will lead the advocacy pillar at the Alliance. As senior vice president of state and regional policy, Joe plays a critical role in lobbying for business-friendly policies in Columbia,

Microsoft expansion to add 430 new jobs in Charlotte
Friday, October 25, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The City of Charlotte announced today that Microsoft Corp. will create 430 new jobs in Charlotte and will invest $23.9 million to expand its operations in the city. Microsoft is a technology company that has been developing software and manufacturing digital products since 1975 and has had a presence in Charlotte since 1991. The

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Asheville, NC – The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance announced the organization’s chairs for 2021 and 2022 during their annual Fall Planning Retreat in Asheville, Thursday, Sept. 12. Carol Lovin, executive vice president, chief integration officer and system chief of staff for Atrium Health, will lead the CLT Alliance in 2021. Deeply

Fred Whitfield Named 2019 Citizen of the Carolinas
Thursday, June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019 –Fred Whitfield has been named the 2019 Citizen of the Carolinas by the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance. The announcement was made during the Alliance’s Inter City Visit to Pittsburgh. The award is the highest honor given by the Alliance and will be presented at the organization’s Annual Meeting Dec. 3. Whitfield joins

Announcing North America's Top 50 Economic Developers of 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019

Drumroll please! We are so excited to officially announce and congratulate this year's recipients of the Top 50 Economic Developer award for 2019. Each winner has been nominated by someone in the economic development or site consultant communities for their outstanding leadership and innovation in the profession. We hope you help us congratulate the

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Named Top ED Group for 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May 1 - The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance has been named as one of the country’s Top Economic Development Groups for 2019 by Site Selection. The magazine bases its annual ranking on four objective criteria – jobs, capital investment, jobs per capita and investment per capita. The publication also looks at subjective criteria, such as

Panthers Host Quarterly Investor Meeting
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

More than 250 people packed Monday’s Quarterly Investor Meeting at Bank of America Stadium. Held in the Panther’s Den, the event showcased an impressive lineup of speakers including Panther’s President Tom Glick, Cam Newton, the Alliance’s new CEO Janet LaBar and NC House Speaker Tim Moore. Panther’s owner David Tepper also

On the Road with the Alliance ED Team
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Alliance’s economic development team is racking up the miles in the air and on the road. The team has visited 14 of the organization’s 15 member counties, traveled to three countries in Europe, and met with corporate executives and site consultants in multiple cities across the U.S. in recent weeks. Sven Gerzer, European Sector, traveled to

Charlotte Region NYC Media Tour
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

What better way to sell the Charlotte Region than meet face to face with national media? During a recent two-day promotional tour in New York City, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and City Manager Marcus Jones spoke with reporters, editors and anchors with NPR, NBC Digital, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Digital Trends, Bloomberg Print and Radio, as well as

Public Policy Update
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

There’s never a dull day in the public policy world. Just ask the Alliance’s Joe Bost. He spends two days a week in Raleigh at the North Carolina General Assembly advocating on behalf of the business community. Joe’s efforts don’t stop at the state line. He recently joined Kim Burch, executive director with Chesterfield Economic

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