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Published Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Just a few months ago, Cabarrus County’s unemployment rate was at an all-time low. Our citizens were thriving in their jobs and businesses were growing. Today, thanks to a global pandemic that few saw coming, our nation and our local economy are reeling. The unemployment rate now tells a very different story—one that leaves our citizens out of read more

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The City of Kannapolis is in the midst of investing $113 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 Friday, May 8, 2020
Similar to companies throughout Cabarrus County who pivoted to provide medical supplies to the community, including Hydromer, Inc. and Hem Mills, two local Huntersville manufacturers have modified production to meet our region’s needs. The Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is honored to shine a spotlight on Mammoth Machine and Design, a read more

Published Friday, May 8, 2020
Sometimes careers call to us at a young age. We’re presented with an opportunity or a mentor and suddenly our path is clear. Other times, it takes a few tries to find where we really belong. That was the case for Tara Beck, who worked in multiple fields including healthcare, supply chain operations, non-profit fundraising, college athletics, and read more

Published Friday, May 8, 2020
Go BOLD was created by the Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation (EDC) as an awareness campaign to attract more women into manufacturing jobs in Cabarrus County. It promotes gender diversity in manufacturing and introduces women to bold careers that pay well, have benefits, and potential for advancement. Manufacturing jobs are a large and growing read more

Published Tuesday, May 5, 2020
In celebration of 2020 Economic Development Week, we want to highlight one of our newest and most exciting economic development programs: Grow Cabarrus. Launched in December 2019 by the Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Grow Cabarrus has selected three local companies to participate in this hands-on, economic gardening initiative—the read more

Published Tuesday, April 14, 2020
GoldenHome International, one of the world’s leading residential cabinet makers, today announced plans to establish its North American headquarters in Concord, North Carolina. The company, which produces premium quality, name brand cabinets for the global markets, plans to base production, business operations, R&D, distribution, marketing and read more

Published Monday, March 30, 2020
As American COVID-19 cases rise, so does the demand for medical supplies. Small businesses are switching up their models in a fight to survive during the coronavirus crisis — some in unexpected ways. Companies throughout the U.S. are pivoting to make hand sanitizers, masks or other critical medical supplies that are in severe shortage due to the read more

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