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Kentucky Cities Learning From Charlotte's Example

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    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.
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  • Discovery Place Launches Monthly 'Adults Only' Event

    Discovery Place Launches Monthly 'Adults Only' Event

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    Science and discovery meets happy hour. That's the idea behind 'Science on the Rocks'. The monthly after hours event will be held at Discovery Place on the third Friday of every month and is geared at getting adults to explore what is typically a facility geared towards children.
    Science and discovery meets happy hour. That's the idea behind 'Science on the Rocks'. The monthly after hours event will be held at Discovery Place on the third Friday of every month and is geared at getting adults to explore what is typically a facility geared towards children.
  • Senate To Vote On Bill That Would Prevent Sales Tax Hike

    Senate To Vote On Bill That Would Prevent Sales Tax Hike

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:22:23 GMT
    On Wednesday, a the Senate Finance committee passed a bill that would set a maximum for county sales taxes. Mecklenburg County currently has what would become the maximum sales tax -- 2.5 cents -- which means this bill could thwart the county's plan for a referendum in November to raise the sales tax by a quarter of a penny.
    On Wednesday, a the Senate Finance committee passed a bill that would set a maximum for county sales taxes. Mecklenburg County currently has what would become the maximum sales tax -- 2.5 cents -- which means this bill could thwart the county's plan for a referendum in November to raise the sales tax by a quarter of a penny.
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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