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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Known For Its Banks, Charlotte Looks Towards Entrepreneurship

Think Charlotte, and you think banking: Bank of America is headquartered here and Charlotte is second in banking to New York.

But some in the business community say innovation, new energy and high tech will soon drive the region. On our visit to Charlotte for the DNC, we visited Packard Place, an old car showroom that’s been converted into an incubator. The first floor is home to non profits, the next floor up houses dozens of for profit start-ups in tiny offices.

Guest:

  • Dan Roselli, Packard Place co-founder

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  • http://www.facebook.com/fahad.firdausi Fahad Firdausi

    Let’s not forget the Ben Craig center and the Ventureprise student business incubator here in Charlotte. Lots of fun student run startups such as WordBiLLY.com, Tapity and many more.

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Veteran Honored, But Struggles To Keep Business Open

Former Marine Matt Victoriano is being recognized as a "Champion of Change" at the White House.

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In Defense Of Schlock Music: Why We Love/Hate It

Music critic Jody Rosen defends the kind of over-the-top, sentimental songs that Journey, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Prince made famous.

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It’s Not Business As Usual In Ferguson, Missouri

From barber shops to bike shops, WBUR's Deborah Becker looks at what the protests have meant for businesses.

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A Fan Says No To Football

Steve Almond writes, "our allegiance to football legitimizes and ever fosters within us a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and even homophobia."