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Charlotte Looks Beyond Financial Sector in Effort to Become ‘Energy Capital’
By the end of this year, a tower built as a home for Wachovia will be the new headquarters
of Duke Energy. That switcheroo in one downtown building highlights a change sweeping
Charlotte in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
The Washington Post with Bloomberg

A New South City Looks to a Future Not Built on Banking           
The Duke Energy Center has 1.3 million square feet over 48 stories and is now
97 percent occupied. The Duke name has transformed it into a symbol not only of
Charlotte’s ability to weather a severe financial downturn, but also of a regional
economy that is moving beyond banking and into other industries.
The New York Times

VIDEO: The Charlotte Region as a National Energy Cluster
Jim Rogers, chairman, president and CEO, at the
First-ever Charlotte Energy Summit
4/6/09 - Charlotte, N.C. - 11:14

A Bias for Manufacturing - and a Call to Action
North Carolina Manufacturing Summit
Ruth Shaw, CEO, Duke Power