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Economic Development Focus Area


​Committee charge
Charlotte will be the most prosperous and livable city for all citizens through quality economic development.

The Economic Development & Global Competitiveness 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 attracts quality businesses and contributes to the economy.​​​​

​Committee members
2015-2017 Committee assignments

Click the image to access each members' bio and contact information.

James Mitchell Vi Lyles Ed Driggs Julie Eiselt LaWana Mayfield
Ja​mes Mitchell,
committee chair
Vi Alexander Lyles,
committee vice chair
Ed DriggsJulie EiseltLaWana Mayfield

Staff resource: Ron ​Kimble​, deputy city manager

​Focus area plan
The Economic Development & Global Competitiveness Focus Area Plan is designed to maintain, increase and enhance the quality and number of jobs available within Charlotte. View the 2016 plan.​

Resources and outreach


Upcoming meetings
All meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of each month at noon in room CH-14 at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center  (600 East 4th Street) unless otherwise noted. ​View the full public meeting calendar.

September 8, 2016noon
September 22, 2016noon
October 13, 2016noon
​​Meeting agendas & summaries

Below are the most recent documents.
​View past agendas and summaries.​​

collapse Date of Meeting : 5/26/2016 ‎(2)
May 26, 2016 Agenda.pdfMay 26, 2016 Agenda PackageMay 26, 2016 Agenda
EDSummary5-26-16.pdfMay 26, 2016 SummaryEDSummary5-26-16
collapse Date of Meeting : 5/12/2016 ‎(2)
May 12 2016 Agenda.pdfMay 12, 2016 Agenda PackageMay 12 2016 Agenda
EDSummary5-12-16.pdfMay 12, 2016 SummaryEDSummary5-12-16