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Kentucky Cities Learning From Charlotte's Example

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Charlotte, NC - People who live in Charlotte already know it has a lot going for it. And now other cities are noticing.

 "Ya'll have got a wonderful reputation. We want to learn from ya'll in terms of economic development, public transportation, issues like that," said Louisville's Mayor Greg Fischer.

"You do a great job with corporate citizenship in terms of the way companies have come together to help with your built environment here and that's something you can teach the whole country," he added.

Today was the first of three in the Lexington-Louisville Leadership Expedition. Delegations from both cities gathered in Charlotte to learn from it's example... And from each other. 

Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter said "This is a very very sort of successful and energizing place and I think they want to sort of take a look at what's been happening here over the last couple decades, and what it is that makes this place work."

Plenty of the delegates from Louisville and Lexington agree with Clodfelter. They say that collaboration between the three cities is a great way to learn what works and what doesn't.

Over the next two days, the Leadership Expedition will visit different areas of the city and different venues. The hope is that delegates return to Louisville and Lexington with new ideas to apply in their own cities.


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