Ketchie Celebrates 75 Years in Concord
Ketchie, Inc. recently celebrated 75 years of providing America with precision machining solutions from their facility in Concord, NC! In 1947, the company was formed to fill the need for custom machined parts in the local Cannon Mills, which is the namesake for the local baseball club.
Happy Anniversary to Sam!
Earlier this month, we celebrated Samantha Grass' 15th anniversary with Cabarrus Economic Development! Sam joined our team in 2007 as the Existing Industry Specialist before transitioning into the role of Recruitment Project Manager 7 years later. Today, her role is the Project Manager and she supports every aspect of our work here.

Congratulations on reaching this outstanding milestone, Sam!
North Carolina Named America's Top State for Business in 2022
CNBC has named North Carolina as America’s Top State for Business in 2022.

“This is a great honor, and we’re going to continue to work with our state legislature, businesses, education leaders and employees to build the talented workforce and resilient infrastructure needed to support the high paying jobs of the next generation," Governor Cooper said.

NC IDEA Grant Applications Open August 1
It's almost time for another round of NC IDEA MICRO and SEED grants! The application period opens on August 1st, but you can attend one of NC IDEA's information sessions this month to learn more about their grant opportunities and gain insight on how to write a competitive application.

Regional Manufacturing Industry Survey
Manufacturers: Please help us make sure Cabarrus County manufacturing companies are represented in Charlotte Regional Business Alliance's 2022 Regional Manufacturing Industry Survey. Your responses are needed by August 1st and will be used to create a detailed industry report.

June 2022 Project Activity
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 45 active projects, with 11 of those added in the month of June 2022.

Executive Director
Page Castrodale
(704) 490-4974
Project Manager
Samantha Grass
(704) 490-4973
Operations Admin.
Stephanie Burleson
(704) 490-4975