Piedmont Alliance for Quality Growth

Research Projects

  • CQGRD, AECOM, MetroPower, Parsons Brinckerhoff, General Electric, North Carolina Municipal Power Agency 1, Georgia Power, HDR, Atlanta Regional Commission, Duke Energy, PBS&J, Clarke-Franklin & Associates, Inc., Metro Atlanta Chamber, Shook Kelley, and the Cities of Macon (GA), Greenville (SC), and Gastonia (NC)
    City of Macon (GA)

Mayors Robert Reichert (Macon, GA), Shirley Franklin (Atlanta, GA), Pat McCrory (Charlotte, NC) and Jennie Stultz (Gastonia, NC) from the Mayors' Megaregion Meeting.

Evolving from the previously established Mayors Megaregion Meetings headed by former mayors Shirley Franklin of Atlanta, GA and Pat McCrory of Charlotte, NC and conducted by CQGRD, the Piedmont Alliance for Quality Growth (PAQG) was established in November 2009 during a meeting of the group's members in Greenville, SC. The organization will seek to build alliances to build intellectual and support infrastructure - especially related around water, transportation, and energy - to enable the region to compete in the global market.