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Published Tuesday, October 8, 2019
The Charlotte-based United States Performance Center (USPC) has approached the City of Kannapolis and officials at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) regarding the possibility of collaborating on a project which would partner athletes and researchers together to prepare athletes for the rigors of Olympic and professional competition. The proposed more»
Published Tuesday, October 8, 2019
The 2019 aerospace manufacturing attractiveness rankings conducted by PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) ranks North Carolina at #7 for the best state for aerospace manufacturing. PwC ranked states based on aerospace manufacturing cost, economy, infrastructure, labor, industry and tax policies. North Carolina's 2019 rankings are: Cost: #19 Labor: more»
Published Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The City of Kannapolis is in the midst of investing over $120 million on its Downtown Revitalization Project. The city kicked off the project in 2015 as they purchased the entire downtown district – approximately 50 acres and eight blocks of buildings – from its one property owner. The massive project includes infrastructure improvements, the construction of a linear park and streetscape, a Sports and Entertainment Venue (the new home of the city’s Minor League Baseball team), VIDA Mixed Use District, and a parking deck.

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Published Thursday, September 19, 2019
Is your company looking for ways to improve production processes, decrease waste, and increase sales and revenues? A Centralina Workforce Development Board (WDB) initiative called UpSkill Centralina is supporting business growth and success in our region by increasing the skills of the existing workforce. The initiative's goal is to help participating more»
Published Thursday, September 12, 2019
Earlier this month, Cabarrus Economic Development joined Rowan-Cabarrus Community College for a tour of their brand new Advanced Technology Center (ATC). Located on nearly three acres of land at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, it is the most state-of-the-art facility of its kind in the region. The 55,000 square-foot facility opened its more»
Published Thursday, September 5, 2019
Carvana, a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, will locate a new inspection and reconditioning facility in Cabarrus County. Governor Roy Cooper announced the investment of more than $30 million last Thursday. The facility is the first industrial development announced at The Grounds at Concord, the former Philip Morris campus. more»
Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019
In the highly competitive job market, many firms and companies have difficulty finding employees with the necessary skills or desired level of company-specific knowledge. Through apprenticeships, employers are able to reduce operational costs by establishing a streamlined channel to bring on new workers and advance existing workers, building employee more»
Published Friday, August 9, 2019
On Thursday, the Cabarrus Economic Development team hosted delegates from the Grand Bahamas Sister Cities as they kicked off their visit to Concord, North Carolina. During their stay, they will be exploring the city, meeting with elected officials, Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Southern Grace Distillery staff. The group had the more»
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