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Brewer coming to Kannapolis next year

Nov. 17. A craft brewery from Connecticut plans to open a brewery and taproom in downtown Kannapolis next year. Third Dimension Brewery will lease property at 100 West Avenue from the City of Kannapolis. It is adjacent to what is expected to be the future home of the Kannapolis Intimidators. Bill Collins, who owns Firefly […]

Linder plans regional HQ in Kannapolis

Nov. 11. The Kannapolis City Council will consider tax incentives for Linder Industrial Machinery which plans to build a regional headquarters on Davidson Highway. The company, which sells earth moving and paving equipment, plans a 39,000 square foot facility with a total investment of $7.6 million, over the next five years. The firm will relocate 40 […]


Dole planting 19 employees in 6,800 square feet in NCRC

Oct. 21. Dole Food Co wants to move its East Coast Fresh Fruit Sales Division to the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. City Council will consider offering Dole an incentive grant at the Monday council meeting. The sales division has 19 employees in administration, sales, marketing, nutrition and food safety. Annual salaries range from […]


LMG will develop ‘demonstration project’ downtown

Aug. 10. As expected, the Kannapolis City Council has picked Lansing Melbourne Group to develop a mixed-use project downtown. LMG will invest $60 million. City staff will negotiate with the company on a Master Development Agreement, which will establish more details regarding the design, finance, construction, ownership and operations of the project. The city, which […]


Kannapolis ready to ink redevelopment deal with Florida firm

Aug. 3. The City of Kannapolis staff will recommend that the City Council go with Lansing Melbourne Group for the development of a two-block district in the historic downtown redevelopment district known as the Demonstration Project. Fort Lauderdale-based Lansing Melbourne plans to invest $60.6 million in the four-acre project, double the other bidder. The firm takes […]

Merger means 20 new jobs over three years

July 26. The City of Kannapolis has approved an economic development incentive grant to ISE Enterprises for a 30,000 square foot facility on Biscayne Drive. The expansion project will result in 20 new full time jobs over the next three years. Kannapolis-based ECS Enterprises and Charlotte-based International Display Systems have merged, resulting in the expansion. The […]

Castle & Cooke North donates land to RCCC for tech center

June 23. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College has received a two-acre donation of land from David H. Murdock, founder of Castle & Cooke and NC Research Campus, for a 60,000 square foot Advanced Technology Center. The building in Kannapolis will be adjacent to the college’s existing building on the research campus. The donation allows the two organizations […]

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New downtown plan puts hotel at north end of Cannon Village

June 17. The Kannapolis City Council has unanimously endorsed the “North Option” for the redevelopment of downtown. It places a sports and entertainment complex in the north section of downtown, a hotel on Main Street, and a performing arts center on West Street. Residential development will be located in the historic district of the City […]

New business development director at NCRC

June 14. Chris Ervin is the new director of business development at  the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. He will work to bring research to market, invite new business to the NCRC and promote economic development. On the job since May 17, Ervin is meeting with campus leaders to identify the technologies best suited […]

Three Downtown Kannapolis master plan meetings in June

June 8. There are three informational meetings on the Kannapolis Downtown Revitalization Master Plan planned in June. Two will be held from 6-7 pm on June 20 and June 29, at Kannapolis City Hall; a third will be during a meeting of Downtown Kannapolis Inc. June 16, also at City Hall. All three meetings are open to the […]