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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.



Cabarrus Conversations: Concord Mayor Scott Padgett Reflects on Two Decades of Economic Development

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Scott Padgett

When Scott Padgett was elected to the Concord City Council in 1995, the city’s population was 30,000; today, approximately 90,000 people call Concord home. We sat down with the retiring mayor recently to reflect on the many changes he’s seen over the last 22 years, particularly in the area of economic development. 



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.



Business Briefs: The Search for a New Tenant at Philip Morris Campus

Monday, October 30, 2017
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In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. The Cabarrus Economic Development team is taking this Albert Einstein quote to heart as they focus efforts on finding a new tenant for the Philip Morris industrial campus – one that brings substantial tax base, employment opportunities and the ability to transform an entire 2,100-acre corridor of Concord.



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.



How does Cabarrus County provide value to business owners looking to relocate?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

For business owners and individuals considering a move, location and available opportunities are two significant factors to consider. 

Cabarrus County offers a wealth of opportunities related to its location and unique attributes. It is part of one of the most vibrant regions in the country, and it provides a range of amenities that make it the ideal place to live, work and play.



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?



Business Briefs: Economic Development Summit Recap

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

What matters most to business owners considering relocating to Cabarrus County? According to Jonathan Q. Morgan of the UNC School of Government, research indicates that the availability of skilled workers, access to highways, quality of life, and availability of buildings, labor costs, and corporate taxes are among the factors that play a role.



Guest Columnist: Kannapolis City Manager Mike Legg Gives Update on Downtown Revitalization Project

Monday, April 24, 2017

With spring upon us, the downtown Kannapolis revitalization project is continuing to move ahead right on schedule. We’re fortunate that the city now controls a significant portion of the land downtown, which means our project components can move from the planning phase into design and construction relatively quickly.



Cabarrus Conversations: Q&A with Mount Pleasant Mayor Del Eudy and Town Administrator Randy Holloway

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cabarrus Conversations: Q&A with Mount Pleasant Mayor Del Eudy and Town Administrator Randy Holloway



Cabarrus Conversations: Mike Downs, Cabarrus County Manager

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mike Downs

We recently visited with County Manager Mike Downs, who has spent more than three decades serving Cabarrus County, and asked him about highlights from 2016, the county’s economic landscape and plans for 2017.



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