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

Michael BarnesVi LylesAl AustinClaire FallonLaWana Mayfield
Michael Barnes,
committee chair
Vi Alexander Lyles,
committee vice chair
Al AustinClaire FallonLaWana Mayfield

Staff resource: Ron ​Kimble​, deputy city manager

​Focus area plan
The Economic Development 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.

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​​Meeting agendas & summaries

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

collapse Date of Meeting : 11/5/2015 ‎(1)
November 5 2015 Agenda.pdfNovember 5, 2015 Agenda PackageNovember 5 2015 Agenda
collapse Date of Meeting : 10/15/2015 ‎(1)
October 15, 2015 Agenda.pdfOctober 15, 2015 Agenda PackageOctober 15, 2015 Agenda
collapse Date of Meeting : 9/17/2015 ‎(1)
September 17 2015 Agenda.pdfED&GC Committee Meeting Agenda 9-17September 17 2015 Agenda
collapse Date of Meeting : 6/11/2015 ‎(2)
June 11 2015 Agenda.pdfJune 11, 2015 Agenda PackageJune 11 2015 Agenda