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Mayor Patrick Cannon calls for financial community’s support

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    Mayor Patrick Cannon, left, talked with Bob Dunn of Newport Board Group as he made the rounds before speaking Thursday at a luncheon for the Association for Corporate Growth about how he’ll make Charlotte more business friendly.
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    Mayor Patrick Cannon spoke at a luncheon for the Association for Corporate Growth about how he'll make Charlotte more business friendly.
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    It was one of Cannon’s first appearances before the city’s financial workers since being elected mayor last fall. The long-term vision, he said, is for Charlotte to be a prominent city on the international stage
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    Mayor Patrick Cannon (right) talked with Holly Stubbing, the foundation for the Carolinas as he made the rounds before speaking at a luncheon for the Association for Corporate Growth about how he'll make Charlotte more business friendly.
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    Mayor Patrick Cannon, right, talks with Bob Dunn of Newport Board Group before speaking at a luncheon Thursday for the Association for Corporate Growth about how he’ll make Charlotte more business friendly.

Mayor Patrick Cannon spoke to members of Charlotte’s financial industry Thursday, outlining his efforts to make the city more business friendly.

He said he hopes to streamline the city’s permitting process and touted the city’s $816 million capital plan passed last fall. The long-term vision, he said, is for Charlotte to be a prominent city on the international stage: “Our ideas are not only proactive, but aspirational and global-minded,” he said.

Cannon made the remarks at a lunch meeting of the Charlotte chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth – an organization primarily made up of bankers and private equity professionals – held at the City Club uptown.

It was one of Cannon’s first appearances before the city’s financial workers since being elected mayor last fall. Andrew Dunn

Dunn: 704-358-5235; Twitter: @andrew_dunn
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