economic development

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Huntersville project expected to jump-start downtown revitalization

Feb. 18. A mixed-use project with retail, high-end apartments and modern townhomes that will be built by Cornelius-based North State Development will be the largest private development/investment in downtown in a quarter century, according to Mayor John Aneralla. The 10-acre site is next to Discovery Place Kids. The full build-out value of the project is […]

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Businesses, high school students network via Zoom

Feb. 13. Lake Norman Economic Development in conjunction with the Lake Norman Education Collaborative held a virtual speed networking event for Hopewell, Hough and North Mecklenburg high schools. The event gives high school students a chance to learn about a variety of jobs and industries, according to Huntersville Mayor Pro-Tem Melinda Bales. “Being that this […]

Major eco-devo announcement from Gilead

Feb. 9. Gilead Sciences, a leading biopharmaceutical company, will invest $5 million in a new business services and information technology hub in Wake County. The company will create 275 jobs in the Research Triangle region. “We are eager to welcome many of the highly talented, highly skilled people who live in the Research Triangle region […]

ICG expansion means 500 new jobs for CLT

Dec. 22. Intercontinental Capital Group, a direct mortgage lender specializing in single-family residential properties, will expand its Charlotte operations, adding 500 jobs over the next five years.  Plans call for a capital investment of $5.8 million. The company was attracted to Charlotte’s “fin-tech” economic cluster. “For the experience of home financing to truly be delightful, […]

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New self-storage complex opens with executive suites

Aug. 26. It was four years in the making but Blythe Landing Self Storage has opened on Brown Mill Road just east of Beatties Ford Road at Hwy. 73 in Huntersville. The developers are business partners Kimberly Sailors and Bob Watson, both of Cornelius. Located on 10 acres, the 100,000-square-foot project has 150-200 spots for […]

Online work-based learning tool links classrooms with careers

Dec. 5. Gov. Roy Cooper has announced a free online tool to help connect education and careers. The new work-based learning tool, called The Navigator, links business, education, and workforce development communities online so they can post, search for and measure work-based learning opportunities. The opportunities range from guest speaking roles to apprenticeships, posted by […]

CPCC, Mecklenburg County partner on accelerator program

Central Piedmont Community College and Mecklenburg County have partnered to launch Get Up and Grow, an accelerator program that gives businesses access to professional consultants, a peer network and 30.5 hours of training with subject matter experts. The program focuses on helping local business owners build upon their success and develop a plan to expand […]

New ​spec multi-​t​enant ​project coming to Concord

Sept. 11. Fortius Capital Partners ​has announced plans to build Meadows Corporate Park, ​a multi-tenant industrial ​development with 192,000 square feet of space in two buildings. ​The project, on I-85 near Poplar Tent Road​, represents a​ ​$9​.9 million investment. J. Harris Morrison III of Fortius Capital Partners says the 21.5-acre site ​targets industrial users requiring […]

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Lake Norman a hub for beer enthusiasts

By Erica Batten.  Five years ago, it would have been hard to imagine Lake Norman as a destination for beer enthusiasts. Craft brewing was not one of the target areas for growth, said Ryan McDaniels, CEO of Lake Norman Economic Development. But times have changed, and not just locally. And Tim Kent, executive director of […]

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Newsmakers Breakfast ​July 11 taps into business side of beer

Lake Norman’s economic developer in chief, along with two beer industry leaders, will be the Newsmakers Breakfast speaker​s​ ​July11 at The Peninsula Club.​ ​Joining LKN economic developer Ryan McDaniels are Andrew Durstewitz, founder of D9 Brewing Co.and​ Ray Hutchinson, Head Brewmaster at 11 Lakes Brewing​. Both craft breweries are located in Cornelius.​ ​Craft breweries are […]

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