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Robby Carney Leaves Cabarrus EDC in Strong Position for Continued Growth

Executive Director Resigns after 4 Years of Successful Leadership

Published Monday, July 20, 2020

Effective August 15, 2020, Robby Carney will be resigning as Executive Director of the Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to take an executive leadership position with Corvid Technologies.

Carney joined the Cabarrus EDC in 2016. His effective leadership helped usher in a new strategic plan through the Board of Directors, build new partnerships with corporations big and small, improve and stabilize EDC operations, launch Grow Cabarrus (an existing industry initiative), and so much more. Most importantly, however, he assembled an extraordinary team—one that continually proves to be nimble, creative, resourceful, and tenacious, making it one of the best and most effective Economic Development teams in the region.

“I think it’s important to note that, at this time, I will be leaving behind one of the most capable and successful economic teams in the State of North Carolina,” says Carney. “Of all the things I am proud of in my time with Cabarrus County, having Sam, Page, and Shanell is the one thing I know we got right.”

Despite his departure, Cabarrus EDC finds itself in a great position for growth after Carney is gone. Recent expansion announcements from GoldenHome International, Prime Beverage Group, Carvana, and Allegiant not only will bring new economic wealth to the county but a large number of high-paying jobs to its citizens. Cabarrus County is in a better position now than it ever has been, thanks in part to Carney. As he puts it, “Our community’s future could not be brighter.”

“I cannot thank Robby enough for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm, and motivation he has poured into the Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation since 2016,” notes Tammy Whaley, Chair of the Cabarrus EDC Board of Directors. “He has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization, and while we will miss him, we wish him the best of luck in his new endeavor.”

Carney will remain available to support the staff and Board through the transition period of selecting a new Executive Director. For more information and updates, visit cabarrusedc.com or follow Cabarrus Economic Development on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Cabarrus Economic Development serves as the lead economic development agency for Cabarrus County, North Carolina. They recruit and assist businesses with their relocation and expansion plans and have an established program to support existing local business.

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