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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: 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.



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