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Published Saturday, November 30, 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, November 14, 2019
The NC Food Innovation Lab (NCFIL) celebrated its official opening on November 14, 2019 with a ribbon cutting and open house at its 16,000 sq. ft. plant-based food processing and product development facility on the 350-acre NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and some of the smartest minds read more


Published Friday, November 8, 2019
October was National Manufacturing Month when students are encouraged to learn about careers in the manufacturing sector. In previous years, Ketchie, Inc. in Concord has partnered with Mount Pleasant High School and J.M. Robinson High School for learning opportunities. This year, they needed to look no further than right next door. Winecoff Elementary read more


Published Friday, October 25, 2019
On October 25, Cabarrus Economic Development staff attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Farmington Ridge Parkway and the Farmington development project in Harrisburg. Set to open in 2020, Farmington is a master planned community comprised of entertainment, retail, medical/office and institutional uses. It will appeal to a broad range of service read more


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 read 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: read more


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 read 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 read more


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