Meet the Research Team

The Charlotte Chamber’s research team tracks the economic and demographic trends that affect your business and the broader Charlotte economy, much of which is available online. The department produces publications and online dashboards on target industries, new and expanded businesses, and economic indicators. Custom research is also available for Charlotte Chamber member businesses at the board of advisor level and above. Browse our research publications in the online store or contact us for more information.

 

Chuck McShane

Chuck McShane
Director, Research
Phone: 704.378.1327
Email: cmcshane@charlottechamber.com
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/chuckmcshane

Chuck coordinates the chamber’s research department. He handles internal and external research requests and conducts economic impact analyses of existing industries and development projects. Contact Chuck for information on the Charlotte economy and the chamber’s research data.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in History, Master of Public Administration and Ph.D. in Public Policy (2016), UNC Charlotte

Akofa Dossou

Akofa Dossou, MPA
Business Data Analyst
Phone: 704.378.1320
Email: adossou@charlottechamber.com
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/chuckmcshane

Akofa is responsible for analyzing the Charlotte economy, designing chamber surveys, managing existing industry databases, and handling internal research and external requests. She collaborates to create interactive economic dashboards for members and the community. Contact Akofa for information on the Charlotte economy and the chamber’s business analytics data.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Global Area & International Studies and Master of Public Administration, UNC Charlotte