Charlotte businessman heads to D.C. for president’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summit

Charlotte businessman heads to D.C. for president?s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summit

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Gerald Carr has built a successful business in Charlotte, all while giving opportunities to people who are often overlooked. Now, his accomplishments have caught the attention of the White House.

Carr grew up in the Charlotte area and played football for North Meck High School. This led to sideline coaching opportunities in the NFL before he returned home to become a contractor, eventually earning several awards and landing renovation projects at Bank of America Stadium.

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“I have had the opportunity to touch the landscape and the skin of the city,” Carr said.

Wednesday, Carr heads to Washington D.C. to take part in President Donald Trump’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summit, where he plans to pitch affordable housing and job creation as necessary parts of national economic strategy.

Watch the video above as Channel 9′s Gaston County reporter Ken Lemon caught up with him before he heads to D.C. to talk about his work.

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