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Industry Spotlight: Motorsports and Automotive

Monday, August 28, 2017

As the focal point of the nation’s motorsports industry and the home of Charlotte Motor Speedway, Cabarrus County provides the perfect environment for racing teams, automotive companies and related businesses to thrive.



Investing in Cabarrus County

Monday, June 12, 2017

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?



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

Monday, October 31, 2016

 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.



Business Briefs: EDC Team Hits Trifecta of Key Result Areas

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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.



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

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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.



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

Monday, February 8, 2016

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.



Workforce Spotlight: North Carolina Manufacturing Institute

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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.



Guest Columnist Chris Skibinski Discusses the Concord Airport Business Park

Friday, September 18, 2015

 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.  



Cabarrus Conversations: Concord City Manager Brian Hiatt

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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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