A Closer Look at Education & Workforce Development in Our Local Schools
Earlier this month, our Economic Development Coordinator, Shanell Varner, attended a full-day Education and Workforce Development program as part of the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce 's Leadership Cabarrus class.

Education and Workforce Development Day was designed to introduce the class to educational leaders and providers in Cabarrus County. We heard and saw how they are preparing students to become successful employees who will fill important employment gaps in the future. There is a keen awareness of workforce needs and stronger partnerships between educators and the business community is reaping positive results because of it!
The Latest from Carvana
Carvana recently held a hiring event at the NC Works Career Center for their new inspection and reconditioning facility in Concord. During the event, 317 full-time job offers were made.

Standard Process Reinforces Commitment
to NC Research Campus
The company's extended lease agreement includes new lab space that will provide their Nutrition Innovation Center with better research support.

NC IDEA Grant Opportunities
Now through Monday, March 2 at 5:00pm, early stage companies intent on growing can apply for one to two different NC IDEA grants, including:

The 2020 Census Is Coming
Cabarrus County is preparing for the 2020 Census. Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be delivered between March 12-20. Once you receive that invitation, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail.

Your responses will impact the future of Cabarrus County. We greatly encourage your participation.

Q: What is your vision for Cabarrus County over the next 5 years?

A: I want Cabarrus County to be known as the employment hub of the Charlotte region. A community that focuses its policies and energies on the wealth generation of our residents, creating countless opportunities for that purpose.

Do you have a question about Economic Development? This is an opportunity to bring up questions about what our organization does, economic development trends and topics. Find answers to commonly asked questions here or send us your own., then look for the answers to appear in our upcoming newsletters.