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Register Today!: CMARC March Quarterly Meeting

  • 30 Mar 2023
  • 11:30 AM
  • Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel, 5501 Carnegie Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28209,


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CMARC 1st Quarter Event
Select CLT! A 2023 Regional Outlook
March 30th , 2023
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Marriott Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel
5501 Carnegie Blvd, Charlotte, NC

Hotel Room Block Available Until March 1st for $199/ night
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Select CLT! A 2023 Regional Outlook

Please join us for our Spring event featuring an exciting program regarding the strategic growth of economic development for the greater Charlotte region.
Gretchen Carson, Director of Business Recruitment at Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, will talk about their “Select CLT” Area Project, pipeline and 2023 plans.

Gretchen Carson 

Director, Business Recruitment, 

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Gretchen Carson joined the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance as Director of Business Recruitment in August 2021. Gretchen’s role is focused on lead generation and marketing of the Charlotte region for business that are considering establishing a presence in or around Charlotte.

Prior to joining the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, Gretchen served as Existing Industry Program Manager for Mecklenburg County’s Office of Economic Development for over 3 years. Gretchen was tapped to build and develop the county’s first retention program for business and industry, targeting over 220 manufacturers. During program leadership, she secured significant cost savings for industries through energy rebates, customized training grants through the local community college and workforce development grants. Additionally, under Gretchen, the Existing Industry Program leveraged local incentives for the retention of businesses in the community, generating over $100 million in capital investment and yielding the creation and retention of nearly 500 jobs. Before supporting Mecklenburg County, Gretchen spent 5 years focusing on existing industry retention and nearly a year as a project manager for business attraction in Union County. 

Gretchen also served as the Executive Director for the French American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas from 2007-2010 and is currently a member of the organization’s Board of Directors.  Gretchen holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and Art History from Indiana University, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in International Business from University of North Carolina Charlotte and graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute in 2012. In 2017, Gretchen was selected as one of the Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.  She is married with two sons.

Join us for an informal social event the night before our meeting,

Wednesday, March 29th

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The Auto Pour

5033 South Boulevard Unit O

Charlotte NC 28217

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