Thursday, October 9, 2014

Charlotte experiencing ‘talent boom,’ consultant says

By Eric Frazier

ASHEVILLE Charlotte’s post-recession economy is diversifying and gaining strength, thanks to a workforce “talent boom” that has brought more educated newcomers to the city than to Atlanta, Dallas or Nashville, Tenn., a new study has found.

But a consultant hired to analyze the city’s competitiveness warned Thursday that the region could fall behind in an increasingly fierce battle for workers unless local leaders fine-tune their job-recruiting focus and keep the city’s amenities strong.

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