Charlotte Chamber of Commerce http://wfae.org en Executives Give Lukewarm Predictions For 2014 NC Economy http://wfae.org/post/executives-give-lukewarm-predictions-2014-nc-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The economy in Charlotte and North Carolina as a whole next year will be like a NASCAR race under a caution flag – it’ll move forward, but not too fast. That was the message from executives at the Charlotte Chamber’s annual economic outlook conference Monday.</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:40:24 +0000 Michael Tomsic 40808 at http://wfae.org Executives Give Lukewarm Predictions For 2014 NC Economy Charlotte Sees Boom In Chinese Businesses http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-sees-boom-chinese-businesses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Chinese business people from across the Carolinas will gather in Charlotte Saturday evening to celebrate the rapid growth of the Carolinas Chinese Chamber of Commerce and crown an inaugural set of award recipients.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 00:29:00 +0000 Julie Rose 26975 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Sees Boom In Chinese Businesses Chinese IT Firm Calls Charlotte Home, Adds 200 Jobs http://wfae.org/post/chinese-it-firm-calls-charlotte-home-adds-200-jobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>One of China's largest IT consulting firms, Pactera, announced Monday it's adding 200 jobs in Charlotte over the next few years and making the city its U.S. headquarters.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:27:04 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 25790 at http://wfae.org Chinese IT Firm Calls Charlotte Home, Adds 200 Jobs Duke CEO: Don't Fear The Fiscal Cliff http://wfae.org/post/duke-ceo-dont-fear-fiscal-cliff <p></p><p>The Charlotte business community gathered Monday for a diagnostic take on the U.S. economy from the city's top industries. Executives of Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Duke Energy, Nucor and Premier health care alliance offered a grim picture of slow growth and high unemployment.&nbsp;</p><p>If the U.S. economy had a life coach, every pep-talk these days would be along the lines of "Look pal, you gotta&nbsp;'Fake it 'til you make it.' Confidence breeds success.&nbsp; All this worry is bringing you down."</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:06:17 +0000 Julie Rose 17850 at http://wfae.org Duke CEO: Don't Fear The Fiscal Cliff Belk Boosting HQ Headcount 10% http://wfae.org/post/belk-boosting-hq-headcount-10 <p></p><p>Belk is boosting employment at its Charlotte headquarters by about 10 percent thanks to the popularity of online shopping.&nbsp;</p><p>The 150 jobs Belk plans to add at its corporate headquarters are "management-level" and focused mainly on e-commerce, says spokeswoman Jessica Graham.</p><p>"Our online site, Belk.com has been growing tremendously - it's the fastest growing area of our business right now," says Graham.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:11:17 +0000 Julie Rose 17270 at http://wfae.org Belk Boosting HQ Headcount 10% McCrory Speaks To Charlotte Chamber Of Commerce http://wfae.org/post/mccrory-speaks-charlotte-chamber-commerce <p></p><p>North Carolina’s next governor, Pat McCrory, spoke Tuesday night at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting in Uptown. It was one of McCrory’s first public appearances since the election.</p><p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:25:38 +0000 Ben Bradford 16615 at http://wfae.org McCrory Speaks To Charlotte Chamber Of Commerce Charlotte Chamber Makes Up For Scrapped London Trip, Heads to NYC http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-chamber-makes-scrapped-london-trip-heads-nyc <p>Half the Charlotte City Council, the mayor and a couple of Mecklenburg County Commissioners are headed to New York City Monday for the Charlotte Chamber’s Inter City visit.</p><p>The Charlotte Chamber’s annual trip to another city is typically a rite of spring. But back in May, airplane problems made most participants miss their flight for a scheduled visit to London.</p><p>“New York was our second choice,” says Charlotte Chamber President Bob Morgan. So that’s where he’s headed Tuesday with about 100 local business leaders and public officials.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:51:12 +0000 Julie Rose 14343 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Chamber Makes Up For Scrapped London Trip, Heads to NYC