The BOOMING U.S. Solar Market

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie have published their latest quarterly report that provides insights into major trends in the fast-growing U.S. solar industry.  Here are some key factoids that caught our attention in reviewing the report.

  • Solar accounted for 43% of all new electricity-generating capacity added in the U.S. in 2020.
  • Solar capacity added in 2020 was more than 43% greater than the capacity added in 2019.
  • The utility solar sector set the record for the most capacity installed in a single year in 2020.
  • Over the next decade, an estimated cumulative 324 GWdc of solar capacity will be added which is more than three times greater than what has been installed through 2020.
  • Solar capacity growth will be spread across all market segments as distributed solar customers, utilities, states and corporations push to decarbonize the grid.

Learn more here.


Management Consulting Factoids + Trends

The team at ReportLinker (a tech-driven market research firm) has published a new report entitled “Management Consulting Services Global Market 2021:  COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030.”  Highlights of the report include:

  • The global management consulting services market is expected to grow from $819.79 billion in 2020 to $895.46 billion in 2021.
  • This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2%.
  • The market is expected to reach $1201.06 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 8%.
  • While COVID-19 constrained growth in the industry in 2020, it is expected that management consulting will recover from the shock.

Learn more here.


New Year. New Possibilities.

Isn’t it terrific that we get the opportunity every year to hit the “reset” button? A fresh start.  A new runway to consider the possibilities to reimagine your life, your career and your personal growth in the year ahead.

Croixstone is launching into 2021 following a year of significant achievements where we:  

  • Celebrated our 4th business anniversary
  • Achieved record sales
  • Marked the 1-year anniversary of our Human Capital practice
  • Expanded our geographic service footprint to the western USA
  • Earned two national diversity certifications & one state diversity certification
  • Gained acceptance into FORTUNE Magazine’s new “Rebuild Program”
  • Introduced a new suite of services for Private Equity
  • Relocated to a larger office in Charlotte’s NoDa district
  • Launched a virtual series of professional development & networking events

While recognizing the continued health and economic challenges facing our nation, the Croixstone team is excited to build on last year’s momentum in making the most of 2021 together with our employees, clients, partners, friends and family.

Let’s go.


Croixstone Earns 2nd National Certification!

The past couple of business days have been celebratory ones at Croixstone.  Last Friday, our CEO Patti Weber announced that Croixstone has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Greater Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). 

The world-class WBENC certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities.  Croixstone’s new WBENC certification enhances our ability to help clients meet their diversity supplier objectives.

Today, Croixstone is pleased to announce that we have been granted certification as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by WBENC, who serves as a third party certifier for WOSB certification as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) WOSB Federal Contracting Program.  This certification provides Croixstone with greater access to federal contracting opportunities. 

Read our Press Release for Croixstone’s WOSB Certification here.


Goodbye Uptown. Hello NoDa!

Anyone who knows the Croixstone team knows that we’re changemakers at heart.  And this week we’re thrilled to announce a big change as we relocated in June 2020 to a larger office in Charlotte’s NoDa district.  

The historic events of 2020 will catalyze seismic changes in both American society and business.  We can’t think of a better place to foster the creativity needed to drive these changes than Charlotte’s beloved arts district. 

As long-term community members and supporters of Industrious Charlotte, we’re pioneering as Industrious NoDa has opened the district’s first Class A office space in a converted warehouse (originally part of the historic Newco Fibre Mill complex near North Davidson and 36th Streets). 

While COVID-19 still has us social distancing and largely working from home, the Croixstone team invites you to virtually tour our new home here.



Personal Branding – Advanced Skills Workshop

A well-developed and communicated personal brand can land you that next great job or promotion. But how do you truly define, and communicate, what sets you apart in the workplace and beyond? 

Join personal branding expert Emily Lopez, leader of Croixstone Consulting’s human capital practice, for an interactive, 60-minute Zoom video meeting. Emily is known for her high-energy style and ability to deliver practical, actionable tips to help professionals drive their careers. 

You Will Learn the Following

  • How to find the “secret sauce” that really sets you apart.
  • How to define what you are all about in the workplace and beyond.

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, June 9
  • Time: 2-3pm EDT
  • Cost: Free with Eventbrite registration
  • Registration Deadline: 5pm EDT on Monday, June 8
  • Zoom Log-In Info: Will be emailed to each registrant


Fresh Links – Summer Kick-Off

In the spirit of the summer season, we are keeping things lighter and breezier, and besides, we could all use some positive news as our region, country and world continue to navigate COVID-19.

A curated list of business, career and community links with a focus on positivity.