Chuck McShane

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance
Vice President of Research

Biography

Chuck McShane is vice president of research at the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance where he is responsible for strategic economic development, workforce and policy research and analysis. He is also a freelance writer whose work regularly appears in Charlotte Magazine and Our State. Chuck started his career as a staff reporter and copy editor at several newspapers including The Charlotte Observer and The Herald of Rock Hill, S.C.

Education

Chuck holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy, master's in public administration, as well as his master's and bachelor's in history, all from UNC Charlotte.

Expertise

Economic development, demographic change, micropolitan areas and small town dynamics, urban policy, urban history, Charlotte history.

Articles

  • ui.uncc.edu
    Aug 05, 2014
    A new sustainability report card for Charlotte-Mecklenburg from Sustain Charlotte finds the area lags the nation on most measures, but it sees upward trends in five of nine categories. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Aug 05, 2014
    A new sustainability report card for Charlotte-Mecklenburg from Sustain Charlotte finds the area lags the nation on most measures, but it sees upward trends in five of nine categories. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jul 28, 2014
    How did Copenhagen become an international model of urbanism? Four leaders from Charlotte and Mecklenburg County government, philanthropy and real estate will find out in August on a six-day study trip. (Image: Wikimedia Commons/Heb)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jul 15, 2014
    Salisbury hopes to draw new residents to downtown, a key to increasing the customer base for stores and restaurants, says Salisbury Planning Director Janet Gapen. The city's other big push: remaking some streets so they are safer for pedestrians. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jul 15, 2014
    Salisbury hopes to draw new residents to downtown, a key to increasing the customer base for stores and restaurants, says Salisbury Planning Director Janet Gapen. The city's other big push: remaking some streets so they are safer for pedestrians. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jul 14, 2014
    A Cabarrus County-run farm to help fledgling farmers, one of only two in the state, lost county funding, as well as its electricity, July 1. Can the incubator farm survive as a nonprofit? Its many supporters in the region hope so. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jul 14, 2014
    A Cabarrus County-run farm to help fledgling farmers, one of only two in the state, lost county funding, as well as its electricity, July 1. Can the incubator farm survive as a nonprofit? Its many supporters in the region hope so. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jul 08, 2014
    After the approval of a controversial rezoning this spring in the Cherry neighborhood, one of the city's oldest historically black areas, Charlotte officials are studying how to keep gentrification from forcing out long-time residents in older neighborhoods. (Photo: Mary Newsom)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jul 08, 2014
    After the approval of a controversial rezoning this spring in the Cherry neighborhood, one of the city's oldest historically black areas, Charlotte officials are studying how to keep gentrification from forcing out long-time residents in older neighborhoods. (Photo: Mary Newsom)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jun 19, 2014
    PlanCharlotte kicks off an occasional series of conversations with planners around the metro region. The first visit is with Keith Wolf of Albemarle, a town dealing with slow population growth. (Photo: Chuck McShane)