Join us May 20, 2014Register
Join us on May 20th when the Charlotte Regional Partnership honors our 2014 Jerry Award winners for their significant and ongoing contributions to the regional economy.
Time Warner Cable’s hub in the Charlotte region not only is a critical factor in the company’s success, it has a significant impact on Charlotte USA’s economy. Charlotte hosts Time Warner Cable’s largest corporate campus, and more than 3,200 people are employed throughout the company’s local service area, which spans 13 of Charlotte USA’s 16 counties. The Charlotte campus is also home to one of two new national data centers, handling TV, Internet and phone services for millions of customers across the country. Time Warner Cable’s business services unit boasts a large presence in the Ballantyne area, with key leadership and one of the company’s two eastern U.S. call centers. And Time Warner Cable News, the company’s 24-hour regional news network, has had an extensive Charlotte presence for more than a decade. Through its Connect A Million Minds initiative, Time Warner Cable and community partners also build our future workforce by engaging middle school students in afterschool and out-of-school programs to encourage them to pursue studies and careers in STEM disciplines.
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) plays a strategic role in strengthening Charlotte USA as the New Energy Capital. The independent, nonprofit, research and development organization addresses challenges in electricity generation, delivery and end-use. Among other areas, EPRI focuses on the environment, reliability, efficiency, affordability, health and safety. Because it uses a collaborative model in conducting R&D, EPRI brings more than 2,000 industry leaders, scientists and engineers from around the world to its Charlotte campus each year. This makes these offices and laboratories a global center for innovation and problem-solving in the electricity sector. With its 2012 expansion, the Charlotte operation employs more than 200 people on its 45-acre campus in University Research Park. EPRI is a scientific and strategic asset for Charlotte USA’s burgeoning energy hub that our competitors can’t match.