The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce is headed to Minneapolis for its 2014 Inter City Visit. While plans are still very much in the beginning stages, excitement about the trip is already building.
It has been 20 years since the chamber last traveled to the North Star State. A key reason for returning to Minneapolis is its business and civic programs designed around healthy living. Minneapolis ranks first in the highly regarded America's Fitness Index.
During the chamber's Fall Planning Retreat Sept. 25-26 in Pinehurst, N.C., incoming chair, Michael Tarwater, told members a top priority of his leadership will be to create a healthy Charlotte. "Our lifeblood as a community is our environmental health and sustainability, the wellbeing and preservation of our quality of life, including education, access to transportation, growing opportunities and of course our residents and their human health and wellness," he said. "Of the accolades in which Charlotte has earned high marks, healthy is not one of them. Yet more and more companies looking to relocate and more and more workers looking to plant roots in new communities are adding healthy criteria to their list of wants."
For the past 58 years, the Charlotte Chamber has taken a group of business leaders and public officials on an annual Inter City Visit to a city to learn best practices while getting a firsthand look at that city's innovative ideas, programs and initiatives.
To read more about last year's trip to Houston and see a comprehensive list of past Charlotte Chamber Inter City Visits, click here.
Stay tuned for more information on the 2014 trip to Minneapolis and how you can be a part of it!