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Applied Innovation Corridor

The Urban Land Institute National Advisory Panel presented their findings for the Applied Innovation Corridor on May 2, 2014. To watch the panel's presentation, click here. The PowerPoint slides from the presentation are also available by clicking here.

The Applied Innovation Corridor is an area identified in the Center City 2020 Vision Plan for targeted economic growth and industry recruitment to leverage the City’s academic and research capital with its business assets. It would attract start-ups and expanding firms in innovative industries, foster the transfer of research from academic institutions to industry, use Charlotte's advanced business management resources, and improve interregional connectivity. The Applied Innovation Corridor extends from the Center City to an area bisected by Graham Street and generally bounded by Interstate-77, Interstate-85 and North Brevard Street.  Future commercial and residential development in this area would close the gap between Center City and UNCC by linking future 21st century jobs and growing industry clusters in energy production and infrastructure, biosciences, informatics, and health care.  

For more information, please contact Tim Greene, Project Manager at 704-336-3649 or Leslie Bing, Project Manager at 704-336-7277.