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Concord promotes from within, Payne is new City Manager

Lloyd Wm. Payne Jr. has been named Concord City Manager, after serving as Assistant City Manager since May of 2015. The City Council appointed Payne, who is the city’s eighth city manager. He replaces Brian Hiatt who retired after 19 years of service. “It is an honor to be selected by the Mayor and City […]

Allegiant Air to add additional flights to Florida from Concord Regional

Feb. 15 – Lake Norman residents will soon have another low-fare flight option when planning a summer trip to the Florida panhandle. Beginning June 7, Allegiant Air will add twice-weekly flights to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida for as low as $46 each way from Concord Regional Airport. “We are proud to be partnering with a […]

Concord art walk to feature exhibitions and live music Feb. 23

Feb. 15 – The Cabarrus Arts Council will host its Art Walk and artist’s reception Friday, Feb. 23 from 6 – 9 p.m. in downtown Concord. This free event features live music, refreshments, artist demonstrations. Tour the exhibition as dozens of artists sell their works and meet artist Gordon C. James. The Cabarrus Arts Council […]

Concord Downtown Development seeks new executive director

  Feb. 5. Diane Young, executive director of the Concord Downtown Development Corp., will step down when her contract ends June 30. The agency is working on a replacement for Young who has been executive director since 2010. A licensed general contractor and real estate developer, she plans to go back into private enterprise.  During Young’s tenure, […]

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A top flooring distributor will bring 172 jobs to Concord

Sept. 19. Haines, the largest floor covering distributor in the US, will spend $6.4 million on a new distribution center that will create 172 jobs in Concord. The new distribution center will serve as Haines’ southern hub and will house Haines’ entire stocking portfolio of floor covering, installation and maintenance products. “Haines is so pleased […]

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New mobile app boosts downtown Concord

July 7. Every hip downtown district needs a mobile app of its own, and now Downtown Concord has one. The free app enables visitors and residents alike to get the most out of tours of the picturesque historic district in the heart of Cabarrus County just by looking at their mobile device. Some 50 beacons […]

Fitch upgrades Concord bonds

March 30. Fitch Ratings has upgraded the City of Concord’s Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to AAA from AA+. The City’s limited obligation bond rating was also raised, from AA to AA+. Fitch said the city has demonstrated “strong budget management through the recent economic recovery.” Concord City Manager Brian Hiatt said the upgrades will save taxpayers’ money […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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