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Cabarrus CVB unveils new destination guide

  April 30. Just in time for the May races, the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau has a new destination guide for visitors. The new guide, published quarterly, will feature four “strategically thematic” covers. Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Lenny Batycki appears on the first quarter cover. The second quarter cover emphasizes family travel with an image […]


Downtown Concord continues to attract new retail business

By Joe Habina. As a new restaurant owner in downtown Concord, Jason Pressley has a taste for competing for stomachs with other establishments in the neighborhood. “In my opinion I would rather be in a cluster of really good restaurants,” said Pressley, the owner of The Grill at 11 Union. “You get people to come to […]


Alevo is hiring as production ramps up

Dec. 5. By Marty Price. The skill sets are changing, but jobs in manufacturing will continue to grow, providing career paths for those willing to learn, says Scott Schotter, chief marketing and sustainability officer for Alevo in Concord. Indeed, the international battery maker is hiring 20 maintenance technicians in trade and salaried positions to keep the […]

Brewer coming to Kannapolis next year

Nov. 17. A craft brewery from Connecticut plans to open a brewery and taproom in downtown Kannapolis next year. Third Dimension Brewery will lease property at 100 West Avenue from the City of Kannapolis. It is adjacent to what is expected to be the future home of the Kannapolis Intimidators. Bill Collins, who owns Firefly […]

Linder plans regional HQ in Kannapolis

Nov. 11. The Kannapolis City Council will consider tax incentives for Linder Industrial Machinery which plans to build a regional headquarters on Davidson Highway. The company, which sells earth moving and paving equipment, plans a 39,000 square foot facility with a total investment of $7.6 million, over the next five years. The firm will relocate 40 […]

Cabarrus County Commissioner Grace Mynatt. Photo by Marty Price

Grace Mynatt: A lifetime of servant leadership

By Marty Price. Teaching primary grades for 14 years, before helping her late husband build the successful Ben Mynatt dealerships in Concord for another 16 years, prepared Grace Mynatt for the top echelon of Cabarrus County politics. Elected to the Board of Education in 1993, she served as both chair and vice-chair before leaving in 2006 […]


Golf is on the upswing with new investments

By Dave Yochum. Millennials aren’t golfing like their parents and grandparents, but they’re a force smart golf course operators are reckoning with. Besides buying homes in golf communities, millennials constitute a market that can only grow in terms of club membership, daily play and equipment. Millennial golfers 6.4 million millennial golfers 26% of all golfers 90 […]


Dole planting 19 employees in 6,800 square feet in NCRC

Oct. 21. Dole Food Co wants to move its East Coast Fresh Fruit Sales Division to the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. City Council will consider offering Dole an incentive grant at the Monday council meeting. The sales division has 19 employees in administration, sales, marketing, nutrition and food safety. Annual salaries range from […]

Workers line Marigold Place in the Blume subdivision in Harrisburg, NC.  150 homes have been built since construction began in 2013.  With 297 lots planned multiple homes are under construction with lots selling quickly. Photo by Marty Price

Harrisburg is a boom town for homebuilders large and small

By Marty Price. Nationally, new home sales have risen to the highest levels since 2007, but they’re still below the peak level of 1.39 million units in July 2005.  July was the first month that the rate exceeded 600,000 since early 2008. Before the recession, the last full year below that mark was in 1991. “Home […]


Concord ranks No. 9 in US for high-quality growth

Oct. 3. Experts might not agree on the best or the right recipe for rapid economic growth, but some cities have figured out the key ingredients and how to stir the pot just right to sustain long-term prosperity. Patterns emerge within those cities, allowing people to identify the contributing factors that perpetuate quality growth. Our very […]

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