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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

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. read 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 read 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 read more

Published Thursday, August 8, 2019
Our Existing Industry Director, Page Castrodale, joined some of Cabarrus County Schools' Career & Technical Education (CTE) staff at FlyRight to get a tour of their facility and to "fly" in one of their flight simulators! FlyRight is located on Aviation Boulevard in Concord, North Carolina. The FAA-approved Flight Training Center offers initial, read more

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Two of our team members, Page Castrodale and Shanell Varner, attended the International Economic Development Council's accredited Basic Economic Development course last week at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government. This four-day course was a comprehensive educational experience that integrated theoretical and practical read more

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