In September, 2004, the Centralina Economic Development Commission assisted the Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications at UNC Charlotte  to obtain a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration for the development of  a 14 partner laboratory within the new Center. The effort helped strengthen a core competency center at the Charlotte Research Institute.

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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