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Partnership names new VP

The Charlotte Regional Partnership today named a Cabarrus County business recruiter as the organization's vice president of investor relations.

Clay Andrews will work with current private investors and recruit new ones for the partnership, a public-private group that works to attract companies to the Charlotte region. He has been with the Cabarrus Economic Development Corp. since 2005 and will join the partnership Oct. 1.

In Cabarrus, Andrews helped recruit the $40 million Wind Shear wind tunnel and created the first public-private group dedicated to creating business park sites. Previously, he was executive director of the Rock Hill Economic Development Corp.