Greif, Inc. Invests $10M in Concord, NC Plant Expansion
Greif, Inc. announced earlier this month that it is expanding its CorrChoice - Concord sheet feeder operations. The investment enables Greif to continue its growth with new and existing strategic customers throughout the southeastern United States while enhancing customer service through diminished lead times.
Are You Prepared for Transition?
During our next Lunch & Learn, you will hear from the North Carolina Employee Ownership Center (NCEOC). The NCEOC provides education around Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), worker cooperatives, and Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs) as strong exit options that also preserve jobs and community impacts.

  • Guenevere Abernathy, Executive Director, NCEOC
  • Robert Snowden, Managing Partner, South Park Advisors
  • Keith G. Pehl, President, Optima Engineering

Lunch is included and is sponsored by Duke Energy.
Apply for NC IDEA Grants
The Fall 2021 MICRO and SEED grant cycles are now open through August 30.

>> NC IDEA SEED offers early stage companies the critical funding they need to scale faster.

>> NC IDEA MICRO awards small, project-based grants to young companies looking to validate and advance their idea.
RCCC Prepares to Kick Off 4-Year Apprenticeship Consortium
Finding and retaining qualified Maintenance Technicians has been difficult over the last several years. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College can help you remedy that problem.

RCCC, in partnership with several local companies, began an Industrial Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship training consortium in 2018. This is a four-year Industrial Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship training program that is registered with both ApprenticeshipNC and the U.S. Department of Labor. Each company in the program may send one apprentice per year, who then completes a minimum of 144 hours of classroom "theory" training per year and 2,000 hours of on-the-job training per year. A grant from Duke Energy/PNG covers all of the costs for tuition, books and supplies for each apprentice.

If you or your team have any questions or would like to join the Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship consortium, please reach out to Kerry Motley, Apprenticeship Director at RCCC at
August 18-19 | 8am-8pm
3035 New Town Way SW
Concord, NC 28027

August 25 | 9am-12pm
280 Concord Pkwy, Suite 8
Concord, NC 28027

July 2021 Project Activity
The Cabarrus EDC's monthly Project Activity Report provides a snapshot of the economic development activity that is happening right now in Cabarrus County.

Currently, there are 56 active projects, with 10 of those added in the month of July 2021.

Page Castrodale
(704) 490-4974
New Business Recruitment
Samantha Grass
(704) 490-4973
Economic Development Program Manager
Shanell Varner
(704) 490-4975