|By Business Wire||
|June 18, 2012 01:27 PM EDT||
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina, today announced the opening of a new office in Charlotte. Twenty percent of NCTA’s member companies (500+) have a primary office or presence in the greater Charlotte region. Charlotte has been NCTA’s fastest growing region three years running.
NCTA’s Charlotte office, which is located in NCTA corporate member goodmortgage.com’s building at 3325 South Tryon Street, will provide a central hub for technology companies throughout the Charlotte region.
NCTA is becoming fully entrenched in the Charlotte technology scene, which includes working with groups such as the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Business Innovation & Growth (BIG), Charlotte Regional Technology Executives Council (CRTEC), Charlotte Area Science Network and the Society for Information Management (Charlotte chapter).
Upcoming summer networking and educational events include:
- Techworking with NCTA - June 19, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Carolina Ale House (201 S. College Street)
- Emerging Tech & Trends: Interoperability in a SaaS World - July 11, 2012 from 8:30am to 11:00am at the Duke Energy Paul Anderson Auditorium (400 S. Tryon Street)
“This represents the first time NCTA has opened an office outside of its Raleigh headquarters. Many of our Charlotte members have played a pivotal role in the opening of this office, which will support the Queen City’s growing technology industry,” said Kay Read, Director of Member Value (Charlotte Region).
Current corporate members in Charlotte include Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Duke Energy, Peak 10, North Highland, Skookum Digital Works, Avidxchange, OtherScreen and Internetwork Engineering (IE). Additionally, NCTA’s Chairman of the Board, Ken Chinchar, Regional Vice President at tw telecom is based there.
“I’m very pleased to see the NCTA Charlotte office come to fruition. We began the process of building a meaningful, influential membership base a few years ago from a core nucleus of board members in Charlotte with a desire to establish NCTA’s presence here. This office clarifies NCTA’s engagement and enhances the growth of NCTA’s local membership and programs,” said David Jones, the president and CEO of Peak 10, an NCTA board member and past chairman. “NCTA’s Charlotte office is another positive move for our technology and entrepreneurial community by increasing awareness and visibility of the state’s growing technology businesses, driving its focus on green technology initiatives, and further developing its longstanding leadership in government relations, knowledge workforce and STEM initiatives.”
Technology executives interested in learning more about NCTA can contact the office at (704) 491-7922.
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit our website at www.nctechnology.org.