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Train_business News

Transit vote March 28 may get CATS on track

March 23. By Dave Vieser. Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla thinks he can finally put the brakes on the Charlotte Area Transportation System plans to spend more money ​to ​study a new route for the North Commuter Line. Could a new rail line be built along I​-77? ​Up Hwy. 21?​ Or some other route? No way, says […]

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 […]

City of Kannapolis to hold job fair Feb. 17

Feb. 12 – Looking for a fun summer job or a career working for the city of Kannapolis? The city will hold a job fair Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Village Park in the Program Room at 700 West C Street to learn about available positions and career opportunities. Parks […]

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, […]


Symetra Classic comes to Davidson May 17-19

Feb. 5 – Women’s professional golf arrives at the River Run Country Club in Davidson May 17-19, 2018 for the Symetra Classic, tournament organizers announced today. The Symetra Classic was held at Raintree Country Club in Charlotte from 2012–2016 and moved to Atlanta National Golf Club in 2017. The 54-hole event  returns to the area under […]


Kannapolis city council moves forward with downtown development project

Jan. 25 – The city of Kannapolis has announced plans to move forward with an Alabama company’s $300 million new construction and redevelopment investment project that would bring residential units; retail and restaurant space and corporate offices downtown. The Kannapolis City Council voted on Jan. 22 to unanimously approve a memorandum of understanding with Corporate […]

$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 […]

W. Pocket Parks and ILU

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,” […]