When it comes to economic development, creating new “product” from conception to market is a complex and arduous process with a lifecycle that can extend for years. Take a drive through Cabarrus County, for example, and you’ll see expansive acres of land that appear ripe for development. But what many people don’t realize is there’s a long list of behind-the-scenes hurdles to clear before a piece of land can be transformed into a site-ready product.
The concept of “live, work, play” was alive and well in the city of Kannapolis – about 100 years ahead of its time. A new documentary, “Charles A. Cannon: A Mind for Business, a Heart for People,” takes an in-depth look at an important piece of U.S. industrialist history and how Cannon’s leadership and philanthropy continue today.
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.