CONNECT Our Future

"CONNECT Our Future" is a process in which communities, counties, businesses, educators, nonprofits and other organizations work together to grow jobs and the economy, improve quality of life and control the cost of government in the 14-county greater Charlotte region. Read more


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  • How will the Charlotte region grow? Photo of Mecklenburg subdivision: Nancy Pierce

    Chart Charlotte region's progress toward CONNECT goals

    After three years of citizen engagement, which led to a Regional Growth Framework for the Charlotte region, the CONNECT Our Future initiative moves into implementation, including a set of 31 quality-of-life indicators, now available online.
  • Region's residents want to preserve farmland. Cheval neighborhood in Mint Hill, on site of old dairy farm. Photo: Nancy Pierce

    Region's preferred way to grow: Save rural areas, strengthen towns

    By 2050, residents in the Charlotte region would prefer to see more rural areas preserved, less suburban development and more areas that blend housing, stores and offices.
  • Have your say on area's growth

    CONNECT Our Future, a long-term regional planning process for the 14-county Charlotte region, will host several forums in March. Project organizers will ask attendees for opinions on four growth scenarios for the region. Here's how to attend one of the forums. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • Charlotte-area residents invited to chart the region's future

    Charlotte-area residents will have an additional opportunity to voice their opinion on the region’s growth. A fourth Mecklenburg County workshop will be held Oct. 24 at Freedom Park as part of the  “CONNECT Our Future” planning program. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)