Ronnie Bryant, President and CEO of the Charlotte Regional Partnership, speaks to a group gathered at UNC Charlotte’s Center City’s campus for a summit to help brainstorm how to pitch Charlotte to Amazon.com on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.
Ronnie Bryant, President and CEO of the Charlotte Regional Partnership, speaks to a group gathered at UNC Charlotte’s Center City’s campus for a summit to help brainstorm how to pitch Charlotte to Amazon.com on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
Ronnie Bryant, President and CEO of the Charlotte Regional Partnership, speaks to a group gathered at UNC Charlotte’s Center City’s campus for a summit to help brainstorm how to pitch Charlotte to Amazon.com on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

As the retail and sports business reporter for the Observer, Katie Peralta covers everything from grocery-store competition in Charlotte to tax breaks for pro sports teams. She is a Chicago native and graduate of the University of Notre Dame.