In This Issue: September '18
Sep 01, 2018 08:30AM
● By Jason Huddle
A few years ago, we reported on the growing pains of Cabarrus County with the expansion of I-85 and its alteration of the Highway 29 corridor, as well as the bridges and high-speed rail line changing the face of Harrisburg.
Now there are more people moving into our area than there are houses available for sale. And what’s bringing them? It’s explosive new development in the form of industrial, retail, office and hospitality-related businesses. Now, I know not everyone is a fan of growth, but, in my experience, you’re either moving forward or moving backward. There is no sitting still when it comes to the momentum of a community. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather be moving forward.
With all that is going on in our region – from the building of a second Amazon facility to the complete renovation of downtown Kannapolis – we thought it would be a good idea to visit the subject. This month we’ll take a look at some of the projects breaking ground and some that are proposed. We’ll talk to Fortius Capital Partners about their Meadows Corporate Park, as well as Ed McAfee with Locus and the folks at Rowan Rock & Timber on their new retail center currently under construction and the new location for Carolina Interiors (previously located in downtown Kannapolis).
Why are people moving to Cabarrus County? What makes developing in some areas of the county more appealing than others? These are some questions we attempt to answer for you this month.
Looking ahead to next month, as we get ready to enter the voting booths in November for the mid-terms, we’ll sit down with all the local candidates to get their perspective on the issues that affect you, so you can make an informed decision on November 6. Until then!
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