A Charlotte delegation is headed south to Miami to tour the city and learn more about economic development strategies this week.
It’s the Charlotte Chamber’s annual intercity visit, scheduled for Wednesday through Friday. Attendees – more than 100 total – are set to include Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Chairman Trevor Fuller, interim Charlotte Douglas Aviation Director Brent Cagle, County Manager Dena Diorio and a host of local business executives and politicians.
“Miami shares in our quest to become a top destination for global business,” wrote Charlotte Chamber Chair Ned Curran, CEO of Ballantyne development firm Bissell, in a letter to attendees. “During our visit, you will quickly see that Charlotte can benefit greatly from Miami’s strides in economic development and community involvement.”
Topics that the visitors plan to learn about in Miami include public-private infrastructure partnerships, the economic impact of Miami’s port and airport hub, toll lanes, Uber, entrepreneurship and higher education as a driver of economic growth.
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Past Charlotte Chamber intercity visit destinations have included Nashville, Minneapolis, Houston, New York City and Seattle.