From the Chatham News + Record, by Ben Rappaport.
What do Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, Fujifilm, VinFast and Wolfspeed all have in common?
The legal work on these massive N.C. economic development projects was overseen by one man: Bob Hagemann.
Hagemann, an attorney at Poyner Spruill in Raleigh, is now in his third year as the attorney for Chatham County’s governmental operations, and in that short span, he’s already made a huge impact — playing an instrumental role in bringing more than $9 billion and 9,000 jobs in economic development to the county this year and helping set the stage for decades of growth and change.
His peers would describe him as laid-back, humble. The kind of guy you’d enjoying catching up with over a glass of wine. But underneath Hagemann’s easygoing exterior is someone who knows how to get the job done, and whose skilled approach to the tasks at hand earned him the nickname — assigned by Michael Smith, the director of Chatham’s economic development office — “Billion-Dollar Bob.”
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