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#discussCLT: Higher Education

Join Charlotte magazine and OrthoCarolina for the next #discussCLT event on higher education in Charlotte. Approximately three dozen institutions of higher learning—from the state’s third-largest university to a renowned culinary school to the state’s biggest community college—educate students in the Charlotte region. But Charlotte generally isn’t thought of as a hub for higher education, especially compared to the powerhouse of the Triangle area. That shortcoming came into sharp focus this year, when Amazon passed over Charlotte—and shortlisted rival Raleigh—for the relocation of its East Coast headquarters in large part because the Queen City lacks a stronger higher ed infrastructure. Charlotte also remains the largest American city without a four-year medical school. Is the city’s higher ed deficit holding the city back economically and culturally, and what are city leaders doing about it? Come and listen to the panelists discuss and then stay to ask your questions!