Perdue Meets With Business Leaders In Charlotte

Governor-elect Bev Perdue says she needs the advice of business leaders as she prepares to shape North Carolina's economy for the future.

Perdue held an economic roundtable Tuesday with more than 30
Charlotte-area business leaders, including Charlotte Bobcats owner
Bob Johnson and Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers.

The Charlotte Observer reported that the Democrat said she wanted to listen to business leaders as she gathers advice.

They discussed the economic downturn and important elements of
the economy.

Perdue held a similar meeting Monday with biotechnology executives in Research Triangle Park. Those officials pushed her to create a public-private partnership that could help provide cash to companies struggling to finance their operations.

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