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Monday, June 12, 2017

Investing in Cabarrus County

Posted by: Cabarrus Economic Development on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Successful economic development programs offer multiple benefits, including a better standard of living for citizens, more job opportunities, a diversified business base, smarter use of technology, and more. What are some of the ways Cabarrus Economic Development strives to foster investment in the county?

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.

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.

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.

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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