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 Jr At large bio page 
Edmund H Driggs​ district 7 bio page 
Dr. Justin Harlow district 2 bio page 
Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt bio page 
Matt Newton district 5 bio page 

​Council Committee meetings

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (CMGC)

2nd floor, Room 280

Upcoming events

 

 

Committee Documents

  
collapse Date of Meeting : 2/28/2019 ‎(7)
February 28 2019 Agenda Final
BIP Policy
Business Investment Grant Presentation 2-28-19
Opportunity Zone Handout - Draft City Role and Strategy
Federal Reserve Opportunity Zones Presentation 2-28-19
KLGates Opportunity Zones Presentation 2-28-19
ED Committee Summary 2-28-19
collapse Date of Meeting : 1/24/2019 ‎(5)
January 24, 2019 Final Agenda
TOD Presentation
ED Program Overview Handout
Economic Development Presentation
ED Committee Summary 1-24-19 Final
collapse Date of Meeting : 12/20/2018 ‎(9)
December 20, 2018 Agenda
CBI Policy Recommendations Final Presentation 12-20-18
Project PIECE Handouts 12-20-18
Project PIECE 2.0 Presentation
Economic Development Focus Area Plan 12-20-18
FAP Strategic Priority Framework - 12-20-18
Focus Area ED Status Update 12-20-18
ED Committee 2019 Meeting Schedule
ED Committee Summary 12-20-18 FINAL
collapse Date of Meeting : 11/15/2018 ‎(3)
November 15, 2018 Agenda
Charlotte ED Strategic Plan Presentation 11-15-18
Matrix Handout 11-15-18
collapse Date of Meeting : 10/31/2018 ‎(4)
NewCo Presentation 10-31-18
October 31, 2018 Agenda
Matrix Handout 10-31-18
ED Committee Summary 10-31-18
collapse Date of Meeting : 10/25/2018 ‎(4)
October 25, 2018 Agenda
Our New Approach to Economic Development Presentation 10-25-18
Matrix Handout 10-25-18
ED Committee Summary 10-25-18
collapse Date of Meeting : 10/8/2018 ‎(4)
October 8, 2018 Agenda
Eastland Redevelopment Presentation 10-8-18
October 2018 Women's Small Business Month
ED Committee Summary 10-8-18
collapse Date of Meeting : 9/24/2018 ‎(6)
GFE Handout
AMP UP Curriculum Overview
September 24, 2018 Agenda
CBI Policy Recommendations Presentation
Eastland Redevelopment Presentation
ED Committee Summary 9-24-18
collapse Date of Meeting : 8/27/2018 ‎(6)
August 27, 2018 Agenda
Capacity Building Strategy Presentation 8-27-18
ED-CBI Strategy Slide Handout
CBI Policy Recommendations Presentation 8-27-18
Eastland Redevelopment Presentation 8-27-18
ED Committee Summary 8-27-18
collapse Date of Meeting : 8/16/2018 ‎(4)
ED Committee Retreat Agenda 8-16-18 Final
ED Committee Retreat Materials 8-16-18
ED Committee Retreat Presentation 8-16-18
ED Committee Retreat Summary 8-16-18 Final
collapse Date of Meeting : 7/23/2018 ‎(4)
July 23, 2018 Agenda
CBI Presentation 7-23-18
2018 CIAA Economic Impact Report Presentation 7-23-18
ED Committee Summary 7-23-18
collapse Date of Meeting : 6/25/2018 ‎(5)
June 25, 2018 Agenda
Charlotte Business INClusion Presentation 6-25-18
Good Faith Efforts Handout 6-25-18
CBI Form 5 GFE and Statement of GFE Compliance 6-25-18
ED Committee Summary 6-25-18
collapse Date of Meeting : 6/14/2018 ‎(7)
June 14, 2018 Agenda
MSBE Goal Methodology 6-14-18 ED Committee Presentation FINAL
Disparity Study Phase II Update Presentation
CBI Sub Goals Worksheet for Edifice CMPD Central Project
CBI FORM 5 - Good Faith Effort and Statement of GFE Compliance-MSBE Goal
Section 5 Good Faith Efforts Handout
ED Committee Summary 6-14-18
collapse Date of Meeting : 5/24/2018 ‎(3)
May 24, 2018 Agenda Final
Eastland Mall Redevelopment Presentation 5-24-18 Final
ED Committee Summary Notes 5-24-18
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
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