Tracy Dodson, Assistant City Manager and Economic Development Director
In her dual roles of assistant city manager and economic development director, Tracy Dodson guides the City of Charlotte in developing a vibrant new regional economic ecosystem. She utilizes her proven business insights and strategies to champion the city’s economic expansion, workforce development and upward mobility initiatives.
Under Dodson’s guidance, the city continues to successfully leverage strong business relationships on the local, county, regional and state levels. The attraction and retention efforts led by Dodson have resulted in game-changing economic development wins, including Honeywell, a fortune 100 company, moving its headquarters, as well as expansions by LendingTree, AvidXchange and Lowe’s, all bringing thousands of new jobs to Charlotte.
Dodson has more than 20 years of economic development and real estate experience across North and South Carolina. Prior to her work with the City of Charlotte, she was a senior vice president for brokerage and development at Lincoln-Harris, and from 2009 to 2013, she served as director of economic development for Charlotte Center City Partners. Dodson earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and holds a master's in real estate and urban development from Harvard University.