Charlotte Talks Development News Roundup: Examining The Trends Shaping Charlotte In 2020 And Beyond

Jan 15, 2020

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

Growth and development have changed the city and the region greatly. And we take a closer look at the trends shaping our city and our future.

Light rail has transformed Charlotte's SouthEnd over the past decade.
Credit WFAE/Erin Keever

Charlotte has undergone monumental change in the last 25 or 30 years. New skyscrapers have altered – make that – created our skyline. Light rail is a reality. We have an uptown ballpark and we’re flush with professional teams.

We’ve experienced a real estate boom, and business has moved beyond banking into tech and other areas. We endured a deep recession and emerged as one of the fastest growing cities in the country and that has caused exponential growing pains and opportunities.

If the past is prologue, what’s next? We examine the trends shaping Charlotte and peer into our crystal ball at the future.

Guests

Tony Mecia, editor of The Charlotte Ledger business newsletter. He can be heard Thursdays on WFAE’s BizWorthy segment on Morning Edition

Katie Peralta, senior editor at Charlotte Agenda

Ashley Fahey, real estate editor for The Charlotte Business Journal

Danielle Chemtob, economic growth and development reporter for the Charlotte Observer