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Charlotte has been one of the state's fastest growing cities in the past fifteen years. Since 1990, city officials and private corporations have turned the city's economic foundation from low-wage manufacturing jobs to a major banking center. The author reviews the city's successful economic growth and how the model could be applied to other cities.
The availability of corporate finance is of critical importance to local and regional development. Since equity finance is the only method of capital acquisition that is not collateralized, the firms that compete most effectively for it are thought to be stronger competitors in the current marketplace. It was found that equity investment in North Carolina is highly concentrated both spatially and sectorally.