Growth http://wfae.org en Smart Growth America http://wfae.org/post/smart-growth-america <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Charlotte was awarded a grant from Smart Growth America to host a community </span>dialogue<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> regarding Smart Growth concepts and challenges. Through this discussion the city hopes to gain insight on how attract new business, reduce tax burdens and create a stronger foundation for long-term fiscal health and competitiveness. But what might some of those actions steps toward prosperity be? And what hurdles might we face along the way? A conversation about smart growth, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 27172 at http://wfae.org Smart Growth America CONNECT Our Future http://wfae.org/post/connect-our-future <p>The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are working together with more than 100 governments and organizations in the 14-county region in North and South Carolina to develop a framework for growth. There's a 3- year initiative in place to figure out the needs of our region and to ensure that the region can fulfill those needs, including jobs, transportation, housing, air quality and much more. We'll talk with leaders from around the region about "CONNECT Our Future" about how it can benefit our area, when Charlotte Talks.</p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 20594 at http://wfae.org CONNECT Our Future A Trifling Place, Episode 1: Where Are You From? http://wfae.org/post/trifling-place-episode-1-where-are-you <p>President George Washington called Charlotte a "trifling place." That's how our founding father described the city <a href="http://www.wfae.org/post/charlotte-very-trifling-place-not-only-one" target="_blank">during a visit in 1791</a>. But it's certainly changed since then. Welcome to "<a href="http://www.wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank">A Trifling Place</a>," a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:41:20 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 17463 at http://wfae.org A Trifling Place, Episode 1: Where Are You From? State Tax Revenues Increase In Good Sign For The Economy http://wfae.org/post/state-tax-revenues-increase-good-sign-economy <p></p><p>The General Fund is the state’s piggy bank, where revenue goes in and payments come out. &nbsp;Today, the State Controller’s office released a report showing that, since June, the fund earned almost $300 million more than the same time last year. That’s an increase of over four percent. Amber Young at the controller’s office says it’s for the best possible reason-- people are earning more.</p><p>“It’s just things are doing better—individual income went up five percent,” Young said. “We’re seeing more people working again. Corporate went up about that amount.”</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:21:58 +0000 Ben Bradford 17715 at http://wfae.org