Charlotte Regional Partnership Charlotte Biz Alliance Hires Janet LaBar As 1st CEO By David Boraks • Mar 4, 2019 Charlotte Regional Business Alliance The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance has named its first CEO. Janet LaBar comes to Charlotte from Portland, Oregon, where she leads that area's regional business recruiting organization. Union County Suspends Membership In Charlotte Regional Partnership By David Boraks • Feb 13, 2018 Listen Listening... / 1:02 Union County commissioners have voted to suspend the county's membership in the Charlotte Regional Partnership, which helps recruit jobs to the Charlotte area. Amazon Says Charlotte Falls Short On Tech Talent By David Boraks • Jan 23, 2018 David Boraks / WFAE Listen Listening... / 1:47 Amazon has given local business recruiters a bit of feedback on why Charlotte didn't make the list of 20 finalists for the company's planned $5 billion second headquarters. One key reason: a shortage of tech talent.