National Junior College Athletic Association Expands to Charlotte
Published Monday, February 26, 2018 3:45 pm


Charlotte, N.C. – The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will expand its U.S. presence with the opening of a Charlotte location this summer. The announcement was made by NJCAA CEO Dr. Christopher J. Parker at the Charlotte Chamber’s Board of Directors meeting February 26.

“This expansion will allow us to kick off our Future Leaders Internship Program as well as have an outward facing presence in a thriving community to welcome NJCAA members from all across the country,” said Parker. “With direct access to several major interstates and direct flights from nearly anywhere in the U.S., the NJCAA will open its doors to visitors from all across the country.”

Strategically located across from UNC Charlotte, NJCAA’s Charlotte office promises to offer invaluable opportunities for the organization’s Future Leaders Internship program as well as exceptional students. Officials anticipate the ability to host 20-30 prominent interns per year to build the NJCAA brand in multiple facets while creating at least 15 full time staff positions.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our city to establish new jobs, while concurrently creating a framework for young, talented leaders to advance in their training,” said Charlotte Mayor Vi Alexander Lyles. “Collegiate athletics have continued to produce motivated and productive members of our business community and it is clear this partnership with the NJCAA will benefit all sides."

North Carolina is home to 18 NJCAA members that participate in Region X competition. The organization’s other location is in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Partners for this project include the Charlotte Chamber, the Charlotte Regional Partnership, Charlotte Center City Partners, CRVA, University City Partners and the Charlotte Sports Foundation.

For more information on the Future Leaders Internship Program and to read the NJCAA announcement, click here.

For more information:
Ricky Webster
Dir. of Marketing & Communications, NJCAA


Economic development is a team sport. The Charlotte Chamber works closely with and appreciates our strategic economic development allies at the Charlotte Center City Partners, Charlotte Regional Partnership, City of Charlotte, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, Lake Norman Economic Development Corporation, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Department of Commerce and University City Partners in growing the Charlotte-Mecklenburg economy.

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