Utility operations economic impact analysis

Charlotte Water is seeking an analysis of the economic impact/output of utility operations on the greater Charlotte regional economy. The target region for this study includes Mecklenburg County as well as the 7 counties adjacent to Mecklenburg County. These counties include Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, and Union counties in North Carolina, and Lancaster and York counties in South Carolina.

The general scope includes an economic impact/output study of Charlotte Water on the Charlotte regional economy including, but not limited to, Charlotte Water’s projected direct and indirect/induced and short-term and long-term impacts on the regional economy over the next 10-years.  The impact study should include an analysis of the economic impact/output of Charlotte Water’s operating and capital expenditures and investments.

Disparity Study Services

The Disparity Study requested by this RFP will be used to aid the City in evaluating and improving its current programs. The results and recommendations will serve as a reference document in the creation of directives, standards and practices. The City wishes to undertake all necessary and affirmative steps to ensure that Historically Underutilized Businesses (“HUB”) are afforded opportunities to participate in City contracts.