Did you know that healthcare accounts for 1 in 10 jobs in the Charlotte region? That represents more than 137,000 diverse workers offering varied skill sets and education levels. And did you know that the Charlotte region has the largest concentration of medical device manufacturers in the Carolinas? With a total impact estimated at $13.4 billion, the healthcare sector has a significant, and rapidly-growing, impact on the Charlotte region’s economy. Learn more about our local healthcare sector via industry reports published by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and the Charlotte Regional Partnership.
The workforce in the Charlotte region has grown by 28 percent since 2001 (compared to just under 10 percent growth nationwide). This is one of several fascinating statistics included in the Charlotte Chamber’s 1st Quarter 2018 Growth Report. Read the report to learn about the largest sector by total employment in the Charlotte area (surprise – it isn’t financial services or retail) as well as the importance of both Professional Services and Manufacturing to the Charlotte region’s economy in Q1.
This week our Chief Experience Officer, Patti Weber, enjoyed a fantastic “backstage pass” to the city of Charlotte by participating in Leadership Charlotte’s “ENCOUNTER Charlotte” program. This great program is a slimmed down version of the organization’s flagship 10-month program and is designed as a high-level introduction to the city of Charlotte for newcomers or residents who want to get involved.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet and learn from a cross-section of leaders from Charlotte’s education, government, arts + council, environment, human services, public safety and volunteerism communities” said Patti. “I encourage others to participate in this amazing program and get connected to Charlotte in a deeper way”.
Patti participated in the day and a half program along with 43 other participants from a cross-section of Charlotte region corporations and nonprofits including: A Child’s Place, ai Design Group, Addison Whitney, Alexander Children’s Foundation, Arts & Science Council, Bank of America, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, Carolinas College of Health Sciences, Carolinas Healthcare System, The Catalyst Agency, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Country Day School, Charter Communications, Clariant Corporation, Converse College, EY, Grant Thornton, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Huron Studer Group, Integrated Leadership Systems, KPMG, Kelly Voelker & Associates, Maid in Heaven, Merrill Lynch, Moore & Van Allen, Pat’s Place Child Advisory Center, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, PA, Signs ID, TCG Events, TIAA, Turnaround Advisors, and WFAE 90.7 FM.
Learn more about Leadership Charlotte here.