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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Cabarrus Conversations: Mike Downs, Cabarrus County Manager

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (2)

Mike Downs

We recently visited with County Manager Mike Downs, who has spent more than three decades serving Cabarrus County, and asked him about highlights from 2016, the county’s economic landscape and plans for 2017.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Business in Motion: Shifting Local Economic Development into High Gear

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

As the wheels of progress continue to turn, businesses are constantly setting new goals and facing new challenges. There is a dynamic need to keep an eye toward continued prosperity and growth while keeping daily business moving forward. As such, Cabarrus Economic Development is dedicated to answering questions and addressing the needs of the business community to help keep the entire Cabarrus County community in motion.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Cabarrus Conversations: Midland Town Manager Doug Paris

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Doug Paris

We recently visited with Town Manager Doug Paris about the Town of Midland’s growing economic landscape, unique assets and ongoing projects.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Getting to know Robert Carney, Cabarrus Economic Development’s new executive director

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

 Robert (Robby) Carney

Robert Carney stepped into his new role as executive director of Cabarrus Economic Development on Aug. 1. The Hickory native and East Carolina University graduate previously led the Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corp. since 2010. Now that he’s had a couple of months to fully immerse himself in all things Cabarrus County, we asked him about his plans for leading economic development efforts and recruiting new business and industry to the area.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Education Spotlight: EDC supports future workforce through grant partnership

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Education is a cornerstone of economic development, and as such, Cabarrus Economic Development is doing its part to inspire the next generation of advanced manufacturers and ensure the county’s future workforce has exceptional leaders in manufacturing.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Business Support Spotlight: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Commitment to Workforce Development

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

From biotechnology to motorsports, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College offers unique workforce development and job training programs that support not only job seekers, but the business community as well.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Business Briefs: EDC Team Hits Trifecta of Key Result Areas

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

The economic development stars aligned recently when the Cabarrus Economic Development team worked diligently and simultaneously on several projects that represented three fundamental areas: creating new product, supporting existing businesses and recruiting new businesses.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Business Support Spotlight: Cabarrus County's Business Retention & Expansion Program

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

When it comes to questions about business in Cabarrus County, LeeAnn Nixon may not have all the answers, but she certainly knows how and where to get them. As the Existing Industry Specialist for Cabarrus Economic Development, Nixon heads up the Business Retention and Expansion Program – a key part of the EDC’s strategic plan that focuses on identifying industry needs and supporting business growth.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Business Briefs: Catching up with the EDC team

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Cabarrus Economic Development Team - Terry Crawford, interim president & CEO; Samantha Grass, project manager; LeeAnn Nixon, existing industry specialist; and Josh Fernandez, research & marketing assistant – share the latest insight on what’s happening at the EDC.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Business Spotlight: What’s brewing at S&D Coffee and Tea

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 12:00:00 pm Comments (0)

John Buckner, vice president of marketing for S&D Coffee & Tea

If you used coffee and tea jargon to describe the culture and workforce at S&D Coffee & Tea, it would be bold and bright, with a community-centric center and full-bodied flavor. In other words,

the country’s largest custom coffee roaster prides itself on being a gracious neighbor and surrounding itself with the very best employees.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Cabarrus Conversations: Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Mike Legg

We recently sat down with Mike Legg, city manager for the City of Kannapolis, who talked about successes in 2015 and major projects on the horizon this year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Business Support Spotlight: Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is one of the area’s best-kept secrets, but that’s not a distinction its leaders hope to have much longer.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cabarrus Conversations: Anna Lu Wilson, Town of Harrisburg

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 3:15:00 pm Comments (0)

Anna Lu Wilson, economic development director, Town of Harrisburg

We recently sat down with Anna Lu Wilson, former Vice President of Business Services for Cabarrus Economic Development, who now serves as Economic Development Director for the Town of Harrisburg. She discussed the primary areas of the town’s growing economic landscape and other projects on the horizon.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Workforce Spotlight: North Carolina Manufacturing Institute

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 10:05:00 am Comments (0)

The North Carolina Manufacturing Institute honored its inaugural class on Friday, August 21, 2015.  After completing the eight-week program, the 12 individuals earned a national Certified Production Technician Safety Certificate.  Many of the graduates ac

When regional manufacturers expressed a need for an expanded pool of strong candidates, leaders from Cabarrus and Rowan counties banded together and sprang into action with a solution: creation of the North Carolina Manufacturing Institute.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Guest Columnist Chris Skibinski Discusses the Concord Airport Business Park

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

 Chris Skibinski, Principal with Avison Young

Guest columnist Chris Skibinski, a Principal with Avison Young, shares the latest news at the Concord Airport Business Park, as well as his insights on Cabarrus County’s appeal to prospective industries.  

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Cabarrus Conversations: Concord City Manager Brian Hiatt

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Concord City Manager Brian Hiatt

We recently chatted with Concord City Manager Brian Hiatt, who discussed the growing economic landscape and infrastructure projects on the horizon.

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