Charlotte CEOs & Civic Leaders Take the Stage to Talk Economic Opportunity and Growth
Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017


2017 Economic Outlook Conference: Economic Opportunity Panel Discussion

More than 500 people attended the Charlotte Chamber’s 2017 Economic Outlook Conference Monday, Dec. 11. This year’s event featured panel discussions with influential civic and business leaders. Newly appointed Chamber Chair Kendall Alley moderated the first conversation focused on economic opportunity. Panelists included Dena Diorio, Mecklenburg County Manager; James Ford, Public School Forum of NC; Chief Kerr Putney, CMPD; Andrea Smith, Bank of America; and CMS Supt. Clayton Wilcox.


2017 Economic Outlook Conference: Economic Growth Panel Discussion

Economic Growth was the focus of the second panel discussion led by Frank Emory, chair of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. Emory was joined by an impressive group of corporate and entrepreneurial leaders including Doug Lebda, LendingTree; Brian Moynihan, Bank of America; Mike Praeger, AvidXchange; Pat Rodgers, Rodgers Builders; and Gene Woods, Carolinas HealthCare System

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