CLT Alliance Expands, Revamps Economic Development Strategy as Staff Veterans Depart
Provided by Charlotte Business Journal, Erik Spanberg – Managing Editor on April 7, 2022 —
Three years ago, the Charlotte Chamber and the Charlotte Regional Partnership merged in a move aimed at reducing confusion over recruiting responsibilities and improving economic development tactics.
Transitioning to a combined organization — the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance — and two years of a pandemic slowed those efforts. Danny Chavez, hired last October as chief business recruitment officer, vowed during a recent interview at CLT Alliance headquarters to complete an overhaul of the organization’s economic development process and strategy later this year.
Chavez’s early moves include successfully lobbying to expand the economic development group to eight people from six while adopting what he described as a “consultative” approach to help the city of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and 14 surrounding counties bring in more companies and jobs.
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Provided by Charlotte Business Journal, Erik Spanberg – Managing Editor on April 7, 2022