Gov. Bev Perdue will deliver a "State of the State like" speech in Charlotte next Wednesday.
Perdue will use the remarks to spell out where she thinks the state is now, where it needs to be and how she intends to get it there. That's basically a State of the State speech. But the governor gives the official SoS speech every two years, including last year.
Perdue will address a crowd at the Charlotte Chamber at 1 p.m., the first of three such speeches at chambers of commerce in the state. Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson said Perdue will be "laying out her vision for 2010. We consider it a very significant speech, and it's State of the State like."
Perdue is expected to talk, among other things, about workforce development efforts that have been tested in Charlotte that she wants to expand statewide.
Her appearance here will continue a pattern of keeping Charlotte squarely in her focus. Campaigning against then Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory in 2008, Perdue vowed to be attentive to the Queen City. She has done so, committing to completing I-485 early, opening an office in Charlotte and visiting frequently.
-- Posted by Taylor Batten
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Posted by The Observer Editorial Board at 11:57 AM