The Charlotte region will become known as a major applied technology center in the United States, and will leverage its strengths in business, economic diversity and entrepreneurial zeal to sustain a diverse and healthy economy (No Boundaries Report 2004).


  • Workforce development and education programs are focused on preparing the workforce for the region’s target industries.
  • Entrepreneurship and small business are significant drivers of the economy.
  • The region offers a place for its residents to live, play, and work, and appeals as a place to live for young professionals and individuals employed by target industry companies.
  • The Region’s sites and infrastructure meet the needs of target industries and a growing population
  • The Region’s existing talents, leaders, and resources are coordinated so that there is a seamless system for economic development services.(No Boundaries Report 2004)

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Board of Directors Officers

  • LaWana Mayfield, Chair
    City of Charlotte
  • Bill Thunberg, Vice-Chair
    Lake Norman Transportation Commission
  • Astrid Chirions , Treasurer/Secretary
    Latin American EDC