Building Connections, Strengthening Supply Chains in the Charlotte Region
Cabarrus EDC, along with economic development organizations from 15 other Charlotte area counties, is proud to present Stream 2021 (February 16-17, 2021), an expo designed to build business connections among Charlotte region manufacturers and strengthen regional supply chains – upstream and downstream.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for a renewed focus on finding more primary and secondary suppliers in closer proximity to reduce lead times, cost, risk, and disruption, and to allow for closer collaboration between buyers and suppliers. With this in mind, the Cabarrus EDC felt the need to join peer organizations across North and South Carolina to create Stream 2021.
Cabarrus Center Construction Update, Opening Date
The Cabarrus Center is set to open on February 12 and will offer state-of-the-art meeting space, co-working spaces and dedicated offices for entrepreneurs to accelerate their businesses. This unique space will also include access to free and low-cost educational programs, networking opportunities, mentor networks, capital access, and events for entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses.

Leading up to opening day, you are invited to explore their membership plans, upcoming events, and other local opportunities that may benefit you.
NC IDEA will begin accepting applications for the Spring 2021 MICRO and SEED Grants Cycle on February 1. Find out more about each grant program and learn how you can submit a competitive grant application by attending their Information Session on Friday, January 22 at 3:00pm.

COVID-19 Resources
We continue to add helpful resources and tools to our website for businesses and employers to access during the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest updates and resources include:

2020 Manufacturing Study
The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance prepared the following manufacturing data and resources based off the results that they received as part of their 2020 Manufacturing Study. Explore the data below:

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