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Robert J. Carney, Jr. Hired as the new Cabarrus County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director


Published Thursday, July 7, 2016

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Robert J. Carney, Jr. Hired as the new Cabarrus County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director

 July 7, 2016 – CONCORD, NC – The Board of Directors of the Cabarrus County Economic Development Corporation announced the appointment of Robert (Robby) J. Carney, Jr. as Executive Director effective August 1st.

 Carney has been the Executive Director of the Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corporation since 2010.

 According to Scott Lampe, Chairman of the Board of the Cabarrus County Economic Development Corporation, “The EDC started an extensive search for new leadership late last year. Being familiar with our region and Cabarrus County, Robby will  be a great asset to our organization.”

 In his role as the Executive Director of the Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corporation, Carney announced over $3.2 billion in new projects and created over 8,000 new jobs. Prior to being named the Executive Director of the  Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corporation, he was the Existing Industry and Marketing Manager.

 Carney will replace acting President/CEO Terry Crawford who has been leading the EDC since late last year.   According to Crawford, “Cabarrus County is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina with exceptional assets.  Robby’s  leadership and exceptional record in recruiting new business and industry will be beneficial for our community.”

 About Robert J. Carney

 Robert J. Carney is a native of Hickory, NC and graduated from East Carolina University in 2004 with a degree in Business Administration.  He currently serves as the Charlotte Regional Partnership EDAC Chairman and was recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as the youngest economic development leader in the Charlotte Region.

About Cabarrus County Economic Development Corporation

Cabarrus County Economic Development Corporation serves as the County’s lead economic development agency. Our core areas of focus include growing existing business and industry, recruiting new business, product and site development and collaborating with local, regional and state partners.

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