Advancing Places: Data Collection, Research and Storytelling for Economic Growth

Overview: Are you looking to expand your economic development work at your organization? Join IDA as we dive into the behind-the-scenes economic development work of the Charlotte City Center Partners team. During this case study, we will learn firsthand the year-round work of data collection, research and storytelling to produce the State of City Center Report. This living document resides on the organization’s website and is updated monthly. Learn how the work of this team enhances collaboration with economic development partners, the commercial real estate community, and existing and prospective businesses.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn what data is used and what research is conducted to share with the economic development ecosystem.
  • Understand the work of research, economic development and marketing as it relates to producing a graphically-designed economic development tool.
  • Gain insight into how one organization works with various partners in the economic development ecosystem.

Friday, July 28, 2023 | 12:00pm ET (9:00am PT) 

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Domain: Economic Development

Pricing: IDA Members: Free | Nonmembers: $40

Advancing Places is an online series aimed at empowering IDA members with the solutions needed to address the most critical urban issues of the day. This session will include a moderated Q&A and will be recorded for member and nonmember use in the future.


  • James LaBar, Senior Vice President of Economic Development, Charlotte Center City Partners, Charlotte, NC
  • Justin McCoy, Director of Research, Charlotte City Center Partners, Charlotte, NC
  • Tori Belle-Miller, Senior Graphic Designer, Charlotte Center City Partners, Charlotte, NC


  • Carolyn L. Dellutri, CAE, CTP, CMSM, Director of Professional Development, IDA

LPM | 1 IDA LPM professionals can earn credit hours for this webinar. More information about IDA’s Leadership in Place Management certification program can be found here.

AICP | 1 AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this webinar. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at



Tori Belle-Miller


James LaBar


Justin McCoy

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