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GO BOLD! Initiative Centers on Bold Women in Bold Careers

Thursday, December 14, 2017

When choosing a career path, the automotive, construction, logistics and manufacturing industries may not be on the radar for many women, but a new Cabarrus Economic Development initiative is working to change that.



New Documentary Explores the Life and Legacy of Charles A. Cannon

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Cannon Mills

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.



Education Spotlight: EDC supports future workforce through grant partnership

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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.



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

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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.



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.



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