March 20, 2020

TGIF. What a week it has been! We began remote work and school for the indefinite future; celebrated St. Patrick’s Day; welcomed the first day of Spring and came to the realization we’re truly living in an unprecedented time…that’s a heck of a lot for just five days. It’s reassuring to see the community response. After the week we have just had, get some rest this weekend.

Business Pulse Survey
We asked and you responded. Regional businesses weigh in on what most keeps them up at night. Some answers were expected, others not.

CLT Alliance One-on-One with Duke Energy Foundation
Alliance CEO and President Janet LaBar talks with Shawn Heath, Chief of Staff and president of the Duke Energy Foundation, about measures they’re taking to help businesses during the crisis and if our utility systems can handle the load.

Why the Charlotte Region May be at Higher Economic Risk than other parts of the U.S.
Antony Burton, vice president of research for the Alliance, analyzes data using methods from Moody’s chief economist and The Brookings Institute.

COVID-19 & Foreign Direct Investment: What are the trends on Global Investment?
Akofa Dossou, Director of Economic Research for the Alliance, provides key takeaways from FDI market intelligence experts and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Hometown Hero
Lowe’s commits $25 million philanthropic investment of product, funds and collaboration to meet the needs of associates and customers.

Social Stand Out of the Day
Social media giant Facebook kicks in $100 million dollars to help support small businesses.

Never has the CLT Alliance’s vision statement been truer than now:
With united vision and bold action, we will create the most vibrant, innovative and healthy economy in the nation.

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