In This Issue: May '16
May 01, 2016 08:30AM
By Jason Huddle
Word on the Street
In the past, Cabarrus County has seen textiles, tobacco, banking, telephone service and coffee act as staples of our local economy. Today, only S&D Coffee and Tea remains.
In the early ‘90s, local officials came to the realization that if Cabarrus County was going to survive the exodus of these heavyweights, then restaurants, retail and hotels needed to be enticed to build here. In 1999, Concord Mills opened and the proverbial tourism snowball had been pushed. Today, we’re home to two of the top 10 tourist attractions in the state: Concord Mills (no. 1) and Charlotte Motor Speedway (no. 5).
In this issue, you’ll become more familiar with the partnerships the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has with local businesses and how they affect our tourism industry. Read about what’s on the horizon for Concord Regional Airport, especially in terms of commercial travel. And the CVB shares a new travel and tourism program for local residents.
When you look at the number of people coming to live in and visit our area, it’s hard not to get excited. Perhaps, for this year’s vacation, you’ll wonder, if there’s so much to do right here in Cabarrus County, why leave?
In our April issue, the following photo credits were omitted from the SCC Interiors article. Our sincere apologies.
Cover photo, before and after photos of bathroom on pages 12-13, and pantry and under-cabinet storage on page 17: Remodels were completed by Gerald Loftis with GCL Development. GCL Development, SCC Interiors, and homeowners Josh and Erica Phillips worked together to complete this project.
Barn door photo on page 5, kitchen on page 8, under-stairs powder room and marble tile floor on page 14, and bathroom appliance storage and outdoor living area on page 17: general contracting and design execution were completed by Tim and Wes Furr of Corban Homes of NC.
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