Gubernatorial candidate Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory was the featured speaker at a forum held to discuss key regional issues today in Raleigh.
Candidate Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue declined the invitation to speak at the luncheon due to a scheduling conflict.
The session included a range of critical issues facing the Triangle during the next four years including transportation and infrastructure funding, economic development plans for the region’s urban communities and balancing urban needs with issues that are pressing to the state’s rural communities.
“Our members and other interested citizens had an excellent opportunity to meet with and listen to the ideas of someone who, if elected in November, will have a direct impact on how our region moves forward,” said Mike Munn, Chair of the Triangle Community Coalition, and board member with NAIOP. “It’s important to maintain the Triangle’s success and ensure that it remains a great place to live and work.”
The event featured questions from the audience as well as an overview of Mayor McCrory’s vision for the Triangle and how local goals work with other parts of the state including how he will propose a 50-year plan to address our state’s critical transportation needs and infrastructure.