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DNC is platform to firms pushing “competitiveness”

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A pair of major corporations thinks they may be able to coax hundreds of people in Charlotte for this week’s Democratic National Convention to think about fostering competitiveness.

Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp. and Verizon are bringing together big thinkers from business, politics and academics to comment on how America can remain competitive.

Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter plans to present new findings from a national competitiveness study, followed by business leaders and others talking about how Charlotte has become a hub of companies involved in nuclear energy.

The afternoon of possible insights wraps up with the thoughts of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and biographer Walter Isaacson, a former top executive at CNN and Time magazine.
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