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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Known For Its Banks, Charlotte Looks Towards Entrepreneurship

A "pop-up" dance performance at The Wake Project, a group billing itself as a "multifaceted movement endeavor that seeks to address social issues and healing." They are located at Packard Place, an incubator in Charlotte, NC. (Here & Now)The offices of Queen City Forward, a nonprofit that works on social causes in Charlotte and is based inside Packard Place, the innovation incubator building. (Lynn Jolicoeur/Here & Now)Alan Fitzpatrick and Addy Kapur work in their office for their company, mailVU, inside the Packard Place innovation building. (Lynn Jolicoeur/Here & Now)(Here & Now)Packard Place in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Kevin Sullivan/Here & Now)

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.


  • Dan Roselli, Packard Place co-founder

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