economic development

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$38 million Corning Optical HQ under way in Riverbend

Beacon Partners has begun construction on Corning’s optical headquarters in Riverbend Village near Hwy. 16 and 485. The $38 million project will house some 650 employees who work in Corning’s largest business. The New York-based manufacturing giant is adding 410 jobs in Cabarrus and Catawba counties. It already employs more than 3,000 people at five […]

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Townhomes, independent living units, commercial proposed for ​old Alexander Farm

  Oct. 11. By Dave Vieser​. One of the last large vacant parcels of land in Cornelius, the 54​-​acre Alexander Farm ​at the corner​ of West Catawba and Westmoreland, would be filled with townhomes, ​”​independent living​”​ units and non-residential buildings under a subdivision proposal submitted this month. This ​is the first time a formal application […]


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 […]

Sutter Street expands in Catawba County

July 5. Sutter Street Manufacturing, part of the Williams-Sonoma home furnishings group, will expand in Catawba County. The upholstered furniture manufacturing company plans to invest $1.9 million over three years to upgrade its facilities in Claremont, creating 72 new jobs. “North Carolina is home to some of the most skilled furniture talent in the world,” […]


Cabarrus recruits Mooresville eco-devo leader

July 7. Robert J. Carney Jr., who has been the executive director of the Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corporation since 2010, takes over as president and CEO of Cabarrus County Economic Development Aug. 1. Carney replaces Patrick Coughlin who headed up both the Cabarrus Chamber and Cabarrus EDC until he was let go in December last […]

High-growth Huntersville company adding 120 jobs

May 12. Ensemble Health Partners is expanding into more than 30,000 square feet of office space in The Park-Huntersville. Ensemble forecasts 120 new jobs based on continued growth. The new office is at 13620 Reese Blvd East, Suite 200. The 120 employees are expected to begin work this summer. “The greater Charlotte region is home […]


Eco-devo inquiries rise in Cabarrus, Mooresville; fall in LKN

Nov. 5. By Dave Vieser. Economic development figures are a little bit on and a little bit off during the first 10 months of this year compared to last year. New project inquiries are up in Iredell and Cabarrus counties, but down in Lake Norman. In Cabarrus County, inquiries rose 20 percent, from 75 in 2014 […]


Nutec building $19.2 million plant in Huntersville; 61 new jobs

July 9. Nutec Group will build a new, 62,500 square foot advanced manufacturing facility on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road in Huntersville. The industrial insulation company will create 61 new jobs. Nutec, headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, has plants in Brazil, Mexico and Spain. The Charlotte Chamber, Charlotte Regional Partnership, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, EnergyUnited and […]