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Has Charlotte metro income really declined?

Recently the site reported that of the largest U.S. metros, only Charlotte’s median income, “experienced a statistically significant decline” in 2013. What’s going on?

Talk of the Towns: Iredell County

This installment of our series of planner interviews heads to Iredell County, where Matthew Todd describes efforts of industrial recruitment, rural farmland preservation and the challenges of planning in a diverse county that includes suburban Charlotte to the south and rural foothills to the north. 

Region's preferred way to grow: Save rural areas, strengthen towns

By 2050, residents in the Charlotte region would prefer to see more farmland and rural areas preserved, less suburban development and more areas that blend housing, stores and offices. Those are the key takeaways from the “CONNECT Our Future” program. 

A before and after look at how simple design changes could dramatically improve the Charlotte region. For more information visit