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As 2020 Draws To A Close, A Checkup On Charlotte's Economy

Erin Keever

2020 is dragging to a close. But even as 2021 fast approaches we must deal with the fallout from the coronavirus which has crippled some businesses, shuttered others and resulted in layoffs and job losses – some of which may become permanent.

Negotiations over a stimulus deal have stalled in Washington. Local businesses are holding their breath in anticipation of more potential restrictions in the state.

And, although a vaccine is rolling out, it will take months for us to feel the impact.

With that as a backdrop, we get an economic update and zoom in on Charlotte’s economy.


Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo

Chuck McShane, senior vice president of economic research at the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

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

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Erin Keever is Senior Producer of WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. She has been with the show since joining the station in 2006. She's a native Charlottean.