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Published Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Recently, Cabarrus Economic Development team members attended the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance's workshop, "The Hidden Workforce", which focused on talent acquisition strategies that are inclusive to employees with criminal backgrounds. We heard from experts on how employers can successfully tap into this often-overlooked pool of talent and how it read more


Published Monday, December 16, 2019

Cabarrus Economic Development is awarding five local, second-stage companies with grants to participate in Grow Cabarrus — a pilot program we are launching in partnership with the National Center for Economic Gardening.

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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


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