Robert J. Carney is a native of Hickory, NC and graduated from East Carolina University in 2004 with a degree in Business Administration. Robert began his career in Economic Development 13 years ago. During this time, his corporations have announced over 4.1 billion in new investments and over 9,000 jobs created. Communities he has represented have been ranked #1 in the nation for Economic Growth. Robert has also been recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal for his leadership in economic development within the Charlotte Region.