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Finding the music: How one North Carolina city reinvented itself

As Forbes magazine ranked Shelby, North Carolina, among America’s “most vulnerable cities” in 2008, a local task force had already set out to learn what cities in similar distress had done to pump new energy into their downtowns and draw out-of-towners.

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Pam Wideman '06 MPA

Public Good: Pam Wideman

MPA alum tackles Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis.

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Murals That Motivate

Murals that Motivate

Art students leave their mark on the city by adding color and character to the evolving and historic neighborhood of Wesley Heights.

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Reviving the American Dream

Charlotte was selected as the flagship city for a new project on economic mobility thanks in part to the unique aptitude of the Institute for Social Capital at UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute.

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Alumna DeAndrea Salvador at 2018 TED Fellows

International organization names business alumna DeAndrea Salvador an ‘Influential Leader’

UNC Charlotte alumna DeAndrea Salvador ’13 is one of 33 business school graduates honored by AACSB International (AACSB)—the world’s largest business education alliance—in the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders.

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