David Murdock, chief executive of Dole Foods and the man behind the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, will receive the Charlotte Regional Partnership’s 2009 Jerry Award in May.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte also will receive a Jerry Award, which recognizes individuals or organizations that have made significant, ongoing contributions to economic development within the 16-county Charlotte region. The Charlotte Regional Partnership’s 2009 Annual Awards Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. May 28 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

UNC System President Erskine Bowles, who served as former President Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff, will present the keynote address.

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