First in Future: Chairman of the Centralina Workforce Board Reinaldo Panico Peres

Summary: As you look around Charlotte, one of the things you’ll notice is how diverse it is. Mecklenburg County is diverse racially, with 51% of its citizens nonwhite. It’s diverse geographically – 57% of its residents were born outside of the state of North Carolina. And 1 in 7 of its residents was born outside of the U.S. Today’s First in Future guest Reinaldo Panico Peres, chair of the Centralina Workforce Board, was born in Brazil and moved to the Charlotte region when he relocated a Brazilian company there. 

These days, he assists other international firms locating to the Charlotte region, and he is on a mission to get the Charlotte region workforce to give up its old habits and reinvent itself.

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