Focus Areas

​Economic Development

“Charlotte will thrive with diverse businesses and economic opportunity for all.”

Charlotte’s economic development team promotes equitable access to jobs, education, and opportunity throughout the city for all residents. A talented, diverse and prosperous workforce is critical to Charlotte’s competitiveness for businesses, development and other resources. We’re committed to an economy that encourages our region’s robust growth and to working with many partners to reduce barriers and increase upward mobility opportunities for all residents. The City of Charlotte will:

  • Provide training and employment opportunities for youth and adults

  • Enhance targeted business districts and neighborhoods throughout the City

  • Expand economic success for everyone

Economic Development as a council priority
Economic Development Focus Area Plan FY2018 and 2019

The Economic Development Council Committee provides a customer-oriented local government approach that supports development of an educated and trained workforce; promotes partnerships t​​o aid local economic growth; retains and attra​cts quality businesses, and contributes to the economy.​​​​​

Charlotte's mayor appoints council members to serve on the Economic Development Committee, which is charged with maintaining, increasing and enhancing the quality and number of jobs available in the city an​d expanding economic opportunity to all residents.

James Mitchell, committee chairJames Mitchell, committee chair
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Ed Driggs, vice chairEd Driggs, committee vice chair
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Justin HarlowJustin Harlow
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LaWana MayfieldLaWana Mayfield
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Matt NewtonMatt Newton
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​Council Committee meetings

Meetings are held on the 1st and ​3rd Thursday's of each month.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (CMGC)

Room CH14
12:00 p.m. (noon)

 Upcoming events



Committee Documents

collapse Date of Meeting : 5/24/2018 ‎(2)
May 24, 2018 Agenda Final
Eastland Mall Redevelopment Presentation 5-24-18 Final
collapse Date of Meeting : 4/26/2018 ‎(5)
Eastland Mall Redevelopment Presentation
April 26, 2018 Agenda
CLT May 2018 Small Business Month Calendar of Events
Memorial Stadium Presentation 4-26-18
ED Committee Summary 4-26-18
collapse Date of Meeting : 3/26/2018 ‎(8)
March 26, 2018 Final Agenda
Crosland Southeast - Jim Gross Company Presentation
Eastland Community Development Presentation
Legacy Family Group Presentation
Greater Charlotte Multiplex 4 FamiliE's Presentation
Legacy Family Group Handout
Indoor Amateur Sports Presentation 3-26-18
ED Committee Summary 3-26-18 Final
collapse Date of Meeting : 2/20/2018 ‎(4)
February 20, 2018 Agenda Package
CIAA Referral Update Presentation 02-20-18
Disparity Study Phase II Presentation 02-20-18
ED Committee Summary February 20, 2018
collapse Date of Meeting : 2/8/2018 ‎(4)
February 8, 2018 Final Agenda
Committee Overview Presentation 2-8-18
ED Committee 2018 Meeting Schedule
ED Committee Summary February 8, 2018
collapse Date of Meeting : 11/20/2017 ‎(2)
November 20, 2017 Agenda
Committee Accomplishments Presentation
collapse Date of Meeting : 11/9/2017 ‎(6)
November 9, 2017 Agenda
City of Charlotte 2017 Disparity Study
2017 Disparity Study Executive Summary
2017 Disparity Study Summary and Key Messaging
2017 Disparity Study Presentation
ED Committee Summary November 9, 2017
collapse Date of Meeting : 10/26/2017 ‎(4)
October 26, 2017 Agenda
Eastland Update_10-26-17
CBIAC Presentation 10 26 17
ED Committee Summary October 26, 2017
collapse Date of Meeting : 10/12/2017 ‎(3)
October 12, 2017 Agenda
Large Events Presentation
CIAA Tournament Referral Update
collapse Date of Meeting : 9/28/2017 ‎(3)
September 28, 2017 Agenda Final
CIAA Tournament Referral Update 9-28-17 Meeting Handout
September 28, 2017 Summary
collapse Date of Meeting : 9/14/2017 ‎(2)
September 14, 2017 Agenda Final
Indoor Amateur Sports Presentation Final
collapse Date of Meeting : 8/17/2017 ‎(5)
August 17 2017 Agenda Final
River District Presentation 8-17-17
Camp North End Presentation 8-17-17
Eastland Mall Redevelopment Phase 1 Report
Memorial Stadium-Grady Cole Property Handouts 8-17-17
collapse Date of Meeting : 7/20/2017 ‎(2)
July 20, 2017 Agenda
Major League Soccer Presentation 7-20-17
collapse Date of Meeting : 7/13/2017 ‎(2)
ED Committee Agenda 7-13-17 Final
ED Committee Summary July 13, 2017
collapse Date of Meeting : 6/26/2017 ‎(3)
June 26, 2017 Final Agenda
City Accelerator Monthly Report_June
Economic Development Committee Topics Chart
collapse Date of Meeting : 6/7/2017 ‎(4)
June 7, 2017 Agenda
Eastland Mall Redevelopment Phase One Presentation
Applied Innovation Corridor CIP-Camp North End Presentation
River District Phase One Presentation
collapse Date of Meeting : 5/18/2017 ‎(1)
Tactical Urbanism Flyer 5-18-17
collapse Date of Meeting : 5/11/2017 ‎(5)
May 11, 2017 Agenda
BJC Link Council ED Committee Presentation
Eastland Redevelopment Update 5-11-17
CIAA Tournament Referral Update 5-11-17
ED Committee Summary May 11, 2017
collapse Date of Meeting : 4/27/2017 ‎(4)
BIG and P3 Policy Revision Update Presentation
BIP and P3 Projects Map
Small Business Month Calendar of Events
ED Committee Summary April 27, 2017
collapse Date of Meeting : 4/13/2017 ‎(2)
ED Committee Tour Introduction
ED Committee Summary April 13, 2017
collapse Date of Meeting : 3/23/2017 ‎(4)
March 23, 2017 Final Agenda
CBI Policy Subcontracting Thresholds
Tax Increment Grant Policy Revision Update
ED Committee Summary March 23, 2017
collapse Date of Meeting : 3/9/2017 ‎(8)
March 9, 2017 Final Agenda
Eastland Mall Redevelopment Presentation to ED Committee
CIAA Referral Memo
CRVA-CIAA Presentation to ED Committee
Charlotte Works Presentation to ED Committee
Charlotte Career Discovery Day Handout
Charlotte Career Discovery Day Vendor List
ED Committee Summary March 9, 2017
collapse Date of Meeting : 2/23/2017 ‎(6)
CBI Advisory Committee
February 23, 2017 Agenda
Outline for Corridor Revitalization Grant Policy Revisions
ED Committee Potential Agenda Topics - Feb 2017
EED Workforce Development Update
ED Committee Summary February 23, 2017
collapse Date of Meeting : 2/9/2017 ‎(4)
February 9, 2017 Agenda Final
Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship (CRFE) Update
EED Workforce Development Program Update
ED Committee Summary February 9, 2017
collapse Date of Meeting : 1/23/2017 ‎(4)
January 23, 2017 Agenda
Equitable Economic Development Fellowship Update
Proposed Outline for Business Investment Grant Policy Revisions
ED Committee Summary January 23, 2017
collapse Date of Meeting : 1/12/2017 ‎(5)
January 12, 2017 Agenda
Business Incentive Programs Presentation 1-12-17 Final
CBI Annual Report
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