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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 […]

Lake Norman Chamber supports I-77 Committee recommendations

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has announced its support for the recommendations made by the I-77 Advisory Committee and has requested DOT Secretary of Transportation James Trogdon to strongly consider the group’s suggestions.recommendations.Those include: Allow I-77 Mobility Partners to complete construction. Upon completion, NCDOT buys out the contract Road improvement projects funded by ‘Bonus’ […]

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Former Burlington Mill converting to millennial-friendly office

By Dave Yochum. Look for more retail space to be converted to office space—a growing trend in commercial real estate. Indeed, some 60,000 square feet of space that was Merino’s Home Furnishings near downtown Mooresville will be turned into office space after the end of this month. “The conversion of retail to office is a […]

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$4.5 million in scholarships target low-income students in bio-sciences

April 19. More than 150 scholarships—worth more than $4.5 million over five years—will help fund low-income students study biological sciences at UNC Charlotte, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Gaston College. The National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is expected to increase the number of students who complete both science degrees as well […]

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CPCC launches Accelerated Career Training program

April 16. Central Piedmont Community College has launched a series of free short-term training tracks designed to train under-employed adults for a variety of jobs. The program, known as Accelerated Career Training (ACT) is expected to help solve Charlotte’s economic upward mobility problem—another way of saying the American Dream isn’t necessarily attainable even if you […]

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Yokohama will open R&D shop in Cornelius

April 10. Yokohama Tire Corp. will open up a tire R&D facility​ in 27,470 square feet of space on Bailey Road​ in Cornelius​. It will be one of a handful of pure R&D facilities in North Meck. ​”Attracting an international company’s new research and development facility to Cornelius is an outstanding economic development achievement,” said […]

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