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Interesting Information About Charlotte, NC and Concord, NC
There are hundreds of fun things to do in Charlotte, NC.
If you enjoy aviation soar at the Carolina’s Aviation Museum. Visit the country’s proudest moments with exhibits featuring aircraft from war and peacetime.
One of the Charlotte’s most visited attractions is Discovery Place featuring interactive science stations, deep sea aquariums, a digital 3-D theater and other wonder-inspiring attractions. Also be sure to check out Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville. Little ones can explore their world through play, encouraging new experiences through imagination, fun and learning. Kids up to second grade will have a blast at this interactive museum.
Injecting some high-powered energy into Charlotte’s substantial auto racing industry, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an amazing site to honor its car racing heroes. Look for interactive exhibits like pit crew experiences, racing simulators and in addition to unforgettable tributes to NASCAR’s legends. Also be sure to check out the Racing Insiders Tour, which starts at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and will provide you with an in-depth tour in and around Charlotte’s racing community.
Unbeknownst to most, Charlotte has a rich history steeped in the discovery of gold and the pride of Scots-Irish settlers. The Queen City was founded in 1768 and named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III of England. Now the nation’s second leading financial center, Charlotte was originally built at the crossroads of two Native-American trading paths. The intersection of these two paths, now major streets, is known as the heart of Charlotte – “Trade & Tryon.”
The discovery of a 17-pound gold nugget in 1799 drew many immigrants to the area in what became the nation’s first gold rush. However, the boom was short-lived. The many Charlotte opportunists ready to strike it rich moved on to California in 1848. Agriculture, mainly tobacco and cotton, was the major revenue provider for the region in the years before the Civil War. After the war, textile industries sprang to life as the city became a cotton processing center and a major railroad hub.
As a result of the railroads’ success, Charlotte became the Carolinas’ largest city and a Southeastern textile and distribution hub. The city’s neighborhoods continued to expand with the addition of the streetcar system, followed by businesses, skyscrapers and suburbs. City planners including the renowned John Nolen helped to shape Charlotte’s modern-day suburbs such as Myers Park and Dilworth.
As businesses continued to flock to Charlotte, the city’s banking industry gained momentum in the 1970s and 1980s under the leadership of financier Hugh McColl. McColl transformed North Carolina National Bank into the present-day Bank of America. The combination of Bank of America and Wachovia made Charlotte the nation’s second-largest banking center, behind New York City.
DISC training and workshops conducted by:
Greg Smith is one of the foremost DISC instructors in the country. He is the Founder and President of Chart Your Course International Inc., located in Atlanta, Georgia. His 30 years of leadership and consulting experience has helped propel him as one of the nation’s leading authorities on employee selection, DISC personality assessment training, talent management, employee engagement and organizational behavior. He has traveled to and conducted workshops in over 26 countries and developed professional and DISC training programs for some of the “Top 100 Best Places to Work.” Call us at 800-821-2487 or click here for more information.