In 2016, the first Charlotte Entrepreneur Growth Report found that the Charlotte area is a booming hub of growing companies with billions of dollars of income, is still considered a work in progress, and that entrepreneurship is a way to boost economic mobility.
“It shows that in Charlotte we have done such a great job of growing large corporations, yet we need to take time to invest in the next generations of big companies…I hope this opens up good conversation amongst the organizations in the city that can help to drive the city forward,” said Charles Thomas, former executive director of Queen City Forward and currently Charlotte’s program director for the Knight Foundation.
On April 28, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Digital Inclusion Steering Team will host a community forum to bring together entrepreneurs and organizations to study new ways to incorporate digital literacy into already existing programs, as well as initiatives that promote entrepreneurship.
The community forum is free and open to the public and to all organizations with interests in supporting entrepreneurship. The community forum will take place from 11:30am – 1:00pm at The Living Room in Hygge Coworking – 3rd Ward(809 W. Hill St, Suite C Charlotte, NC 28208).
The expected audience for the event is organizations and public services that focus on entrepreneurship. Individuals and organizations interested in participating in the event should register on the form below: