Intermodal http://wfae.org en Making Charlotte A Global Hub http://wfae.org/post/making-charlotte-global-hub <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte area business and economic leaders continue to work towards making Charlotte a major global hub, with the new </span>intermodal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> facility at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and as trade routes across the globe prepare to change due to the expansion of the Panama Canal next year. So what strategies should our region’s leaders use to help us find success in that global hub quest? What does Charlotte have that would allow us to be a global economic center? And how will success in that role change lives for </span>Charlotteans<span style="line-height: 1.5;">? We’ll ask our panel of experts, including Charlotte’s mayor, Patrick Cannon.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 46390 at http://wfae.org Making Charlotte A Global Hub City's New $100 Million Shipping Facility "Soft Launches" http://wfae.org/post/citys-new-100-million-shipping-facility-soft-launches <p>A more than $100 million project to speed shipments from Charlotte to East Coast sea ports has begun operation. The intermodal facility is an “inland port” that allows transfer of shipments between bus, train, and airplane. The 200-acre site at the airport is still under construction, but Charlotte aviation director Brent Cagle says it sent out its first shipment Monday by train.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“That’s a soft opening,” Cagle says. “They will continue to increase operations at the facility over the next four months until the facility is at full operations.”</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:11:08 +0000 Ben Bradford 40829 at http://wfae.org