August 22, 2011

Center City Building Premieres at UNC Charlotte

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The Charlotte Business Journal announced today the opening of UNC Charlotte's Center City Building, which will house the MBA program as well as masters programs in urban design and health administration.  
UNC Charlotte Center City complex makes debut 
UNC Charlotte opened its new Center City building Monday, with the school describing the move as a historic step in strengthening its ties to Charlotte's business community. 
The 11-story, $50.4 million academic building at the corner of Ninth and Brevard streets provides the university with a space that will allow programming “tailored to the nearby business and residential community and the rest of Charlotte,” UNCC says in a written statement.

“UNC Charlotte Center City embodies the university's mission to address the educational, cultural, economic and social needs of the greater Charlotte region,” says Chancellor Philip Dubois. “While we've had an active presence uptown for many years — and our roots date back to the old Charlotte College, which was located nearby — the new Center City facility is a tremendous new asset for delivering on our mission.”

Dubois says the Center City facility responds to the needs of the Charlotte region by offering programming focused on arts and the creative economy, business and finance, urban and regional development, health and community engagement. 
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