An exciting announcement was made in our community: the former Philip Morris plant (now known as The Grounds at Concord) will be demolished. Bootsmead LeaseCo LLC (Bootsmead), who currently owns the property, issued a release that detailed its plans to tear down the facility in an effort to create a blank slate that will be more appealing to future users.read more
Formed in 2001, Champion Landscapes Inc. has relocated to Midland from Charlotte. The commercial landscape installation and maintenance business is owned and operated by Bryan Turner and family, and currently has 27 employees.read more
Triliad Development Inc., a California developer that has built at least three high-profile racing projects in Cabarrus County, is back with a huge speculative building in Kannapolis.read more
Cabarrus Economic Development is excited to announce a new industrial development in Concord. Fortius Capital Partners plans to construct Meadows Corporate Park, which will comprise two multi-tenant, industrial buildings fronting I-85 near Poplar Tent Road. Through its affiliate, Fortius-Richardson, LLC, the company will deliver approximately $9,900,000 in new tax investment.read more
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) released its 2017-2018 School Performance Grades today. The report includes a variety of data including graduation rates, student proficiency for levels 3, 4, and 5 for EOG and EOC tests, as well as academic growth and school performance grades.
Thirty-two CCS schools met or exceeded academic growth targets for students during the 2017-2018 school year.read more
Cabarrus Economic Development is excited to announce a new speculative industrial development from Griffin Industrial Realty (“Griffin”). Griffin plans to add two new buildings to its recently rebranded Carolina Tradeport development in Concord, which currently consists of a 100% leased, 277,000 square foot warehouse located at the intersection of Poplar Tent Road and International Drive. The two new buildings at Carolina Tradeport are expected to generate approximately $12,800,000 in new investment by Griffin.read more
Kannapolis City Schools’ focus on increasing academic achievement has led to strong gains across the system. As a result, the district has seen major improvements in student success. Test scores released today show that Kannapolis City Schools’ graduation rate has soared to above the state average. It hit a district record of 86.5% in 2018. In addition, five of eight KCS schools met or exceeded growth. Nearly every KCS school showed significant academic gains in 2018, and the district has been removed from the state’s low-performing list.read more