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DARTON GROUP enjoyed hearing Ronnie Bryant’s (President and CEO of Charlotte Regional Partnership) lunch presentation to CREW Charlotte yesterday at the Westin in uptown Charlotte.   As fans of numbers (our business, after all, is financial project consulting!), we were fascinated by some of the Charlotte region statistics Ronnie shared in his presentation entitled “New Trends for the New Year“.

Did you know…

  • There are 1,000 Department of Defense suppliers in greater Charlotte?
  • In one 12-month period since the economy crashed, more than $500 million in corporate bonus dollars vanished in greater Charlotte?
  • Demand for electricity is forecasted to increase by 30% by 2030?
  • The Charlotte area boasts 165 energy-related companies?
  • 1 in 3 Americans is a race fan?
  • The racing industry contributes $5 billion annually to the greater Charlotte economy?
  • The film and video industry contributes more than $500 million annually to the greater Charlotte region?
  • 85% of commuters in greater Charlotte are “single-occupant” commuters?

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