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Project Profile

Analyzing the Supply Chain and Value System of Charlotte Manfacturing

Centralina Council of Governments
Start Date: Nov 2014 — End Date: Feb 2015

CREC mapped key manufacturing value chains for the 16-county region around Charlotte, North Carolina. This work was done on behalf of the Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) as part of their Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) efforts.

The CREC team is identified industry value chains for the region’s identified targeted manufacturing industries, explored the components of several major clusters, determined which industries were are connected to one another within the clusters and the nature of their relationship.

CREC inventoried support organizations and resources relevant to helping existing manufacturers thrive in the Charlotte region. Through conversations within the region’s key service providers, CREC assessed the existing strengths and gaps in the Charlotte region’s manufacturing resources and ecosystem, then mapped company information and the manufacturing resource providers.

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About the Client

Centralina Council of Governments

The Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) is located in the Central Piedmont of North Carolina and encompasses nine counties and 74 municipalities, representing almost two million people and headquartered in the City of Charlotte.