By: Felipe Rivas

Charlotte’s economic resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges to highlight the launch of the inaugural edition of Invest: Charlotte 2020.

September 2, 2020

Charlotte, N.C. – In this time of uncertainty, it is crucial to showcase the strength and overall resilience of the local community and economy. Invest: Charlotte 2020 does just that. With 152 pages of thoroughly researched analysis, the inaugural edition of Invest: Charlotte 2020 highlights the opportunities in the Charlotte Metro Area economy through C-level insider insights and key business intelligence. Known for its affordability, highly educated workforce and reputation as a major banking hub, the Queen City is poised to continue its growth and economic diversification even through current coronavirus-related challenges. These challenges and the steps taken to overcome them are just some of the focal points in this edition of Invest: Charlotte, published by Capital Analytics. The 2020 edition highlights Mecklenburg County and beyond, including parts of South Carolina, such as Rock Hill and Lancaster County, and includes a special focus chapter on Gaston County.

 

 

Importantly, this first edition of Invest: Charlotte dives deep into the top economic sectors in the Charlotte Metro Area. The business report features exclusive insights from industry leaders, sector insiders, elected officials and heads of important institutions, brought together for the first time in a comprehensive release. It analyzes the leading challenges facing the market and uncovers emerging opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators.

The official launch of the publication will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom Webinar. This event will consist of a brief introduction by Capital Analytics’ CEO Abby Melone and will be followed by two robust panel discussions.

The panels will address the current economic climate as well as prevailing themes dominating the Charlotte Metro Area’s economy: finance and banking in the time of a pandemic and the future of development in the Queen City. Charlotte Mayor VI Lyles will kick off the virtual conference as the opening keynote speaker. Truist Metrolina Regional Charlotte President Heath Campbell, Fifth Third Bank  Mid-Atlantic President Lee Fite, and Wells Fargo Managing Director and Senior Economist Mark Vitner will participate in the panel, “Financial recovery for businesses and individuals in the wake of a pandemic.”Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Charlotte Office Managing Partner Suart Goldstein will moderate. The second panel, “The future of development in the Charlotte region,” will feature Zach Pannier of DPR Construction, Marcie Williams of RKW Residential-Charlotte, Clay Grubb of Grubb Properties, and Lawrence Shaw of Colliers International. City of Charlotte Planning Director Taiwo Jaiyeoba will moderate. Charlotte Regional Business Alliance CEO Janet LaBar will be the closing keynote speaker. Hundreds of high-level guests and officials from Charlotte’s key industries and economic institutions will be tuning into the event. We are inviting all attendees and those wanting to register for the event to participate in the following survey, the results of which will be presented at the Invest: Charlotte 2020 launch conference. 

“Charlotte was an important expansion for us as it is the nation’s second-largest banking city and a key driver of economic growth in the Southeast. The Queen City is experiencing positive economic activity as national and international companies choose Charlotte as a place to grow or relocate their operations,” said Abby Melone, President and CEO of Capital Analytics. “Despite the challenges put upon us by COVID-19, Capital Analytics remains steadfast in our purpose: to deliver in-depth business intelligence through its print and digital platforms. Now more than ever, information is not only necessary, it is vital.” 

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About Capital Analytics & Invest: Charlotte

Capital Analytics is an integrated media platform that produces in-depth business intelligence through its annual print and digital economic reviews, high-impact conferences and events and top-level interviews via its video platform, Invest: Insights.

Invest: Charlotte is an in-depth economic review of the key issues facing Charlotte’s economy, featuring the exclusive insights of prominent industry leaders. Invest: Charlotte is produced with two goals in mind: 1) to provide comprehensive investment knowledge on the Charlotte region to local, national and international investors, and 2) to promote Charlotte as a place to invest and do business.

The book conducts a deep dive into the top economic sectors in the county, including real estate, construction, utilities and infrastructure, transportation and aviation, banking and finance, legal, healthcare, education, and arts, culture and tourism. The publication is compiled from insights collected from more than 200 economic leaders, sector insiders, political leaders and heads of important institutions. It analyzes the leading challenges facing the market, and uncovers emerging opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators.

For more information, contact: 

Max Crampton-Thomas

Regional Editor

305-523-9708 Ext: 233