Local Economic Development Summit Highlights Importance of Touri - myfoxcarolinas.com

Local Economic Development Summit Highlights Importance of Tourism

Posted: Updated:
  • Kacie HollinsMore>>

  • Kacie Hollins

    Kacie Hollins

    Thursday, March 20 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-03-20 17:40:16 GMT
    I got so sick of the Canadian cold, I moved down to Charlotte just to avoid the snow. And of course to join the My Fox Carolinas family as a Digital Journalist. I grew up in Calgary (think the Houston of Canada) and after graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism, I moved to Toronto to cover sports; which in Canada means hockey.
    I got so sick of the Canadian cold, I moved down to Charlotte just to avoid the snow. And of course to join the My Fox Carolinas family as a Digital Journalist. I grew up in Calgary (think the Houston of Canada) and after graduating from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism, I moved to Toronto to cover sports; which in Canada means hockey.
  • Family Adopts 'Suburban Smackdown' to Combat Consumerism

    Family Adopts 'Suburban Smackdown' to Combat Consumerism

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:53:17 GMT
    Do you think you can your family could go six months without buying anything new? There are two families here in Charlotte that have taken on that very challenge. The women behind health coaching company 'Spunky Avocado' brought their families on board for what they've dubbed the 'Suburban Smackdown'.
    Do you think you can your family could go six months without buying anything new? There are two families here in Charlotte that have taken on that very challenge. The women behind health coaching company 'Spunky Avocado' brought their families on board for what they've dubbed the 'Suburban Smackdown'.
  • Survey Finds Significant Increase in HGH Use Among Teens

    Survey Finds Significant Increase in HGH Use Among Teens

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:49:07 GMT
    Abnormal bone growth, heart failure, increased risk of diabetes... These are just a few of the many negative effects Human Growth Hormone can have on your health. But that hasn't stopped teenagers from experimenting with the stuff at an alarming rate.
    Abnormal bone growth, heart failure, increased risk of diabetes... These are just a few of the many negative effects Human Growth Hormone can have on your health. But that hasn't stopped teenagers from experimenting with the stuff at an alarming rate.
Matthews, NC - Elena and Alexis Mizrahi welcome new faces at their restaurant.

"We have French people, people from China, like all different accents, and Argentina… Colombia," says Elena.

The mother and daughter team own Royal Café & Creperie in Matthews. They've been open since February 2013 and business is going great.

They know first hand how important tourism is to business. Just this week North Carolina's Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker and Governor Pat McCrory announced record visitor spending in the state. They also noted that the tourism industry grew in every county in the state.

Today the town of Matthews held an economic development summit. North Carolina’s Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker was there to offer advice to business owners. She emphasized community businesses need to embrace new ways of drawing people in.

"I’m pleased with what I see Matthews doing, particularly with the new sports complex. Amateur sports and nonprofessional sports, in a lot of cases generate more income for communities than do professional sports..." Decker said.

Alexis agrees that the Sportsplex has been good for their creperie.

 "The sports complex that’s just been built behind us has brought in a lot of outsiders from different states for games like lacrosse and soccer, so that’s been actually bringing more people into the area," said Alexis.

Secretary Decker also emphasized things like healthy, happy employees and education as being essential to economic development.

Elena is happy to be operating in the community of Matthews, as she says they embrace their own.

"We are very happy because a lot of people take us as their family," she says.



 
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • NC Sales Tax Bill Clears Senate

    NC Sales Tax Bill Clears Senate

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:22:09 GMT
    For the second time, the North Carolina Senate voted in favor of a local sales tax limit. The NC Senate voted 32-16 in favor of House Bill 1224 that would cap the local sales tax at 2.5%.
    For the second time, the North Carolina Senate voted in favor of a local sales tax limit. The NC Senate voted 32-16 in favor of House Bill 1224 that would cap the local sales tax at 2.5%.
  • Charlotte Events with Moira Quinn

    Charlotte Events with Moira Quinn

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:49:00 GMT
    Moira Quinn with Charlotte Center City Partners shares upcoming events in the Queen City... including an ice cream social at the Green Market on Saturday and the soccer match between Liverpool FC and AC Milan at Bank of America Stadium. Quinn tells @Fox46Barbara, tickets are still available.
    Moira Quinn with Charlotte Center City Partners shares upcoming events in the Queen City... including an ice cream social at the Green Market on Saturday and the soccer match between Liverpool FC and AC Milan at Bank of America Stadium. Quinn tells @Fox46Barbara, tickets are still available.
  • Kicking Cancer at "24 Hours of Booty"

    Kicking Cancer at "24 Hours of Booty"

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:51:43 GMT
    When you hear the words “24 Hours of Booty” – cancer research probably doesn’t come to mind. 
    When you hear the words “24 Hours of Booty” – cancer research probably doesn’t come to mind. 
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices