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Highlighting the essence of manufacturing in Rowan, the 2023 Manufacturing Week, orchestrated by RSS CTE & Rowan EDC, promises engaging tours and valuable networking from Oct 2-6.
Chick-fil-A Announces $58.3 Million Distribution Center in Kannapolis, Rowan County, NC’s Lakeshore Corporate Park
Chick-fil-A announces a $58.3M distribution center in Kannapolis, N.C., promising 112 jobs in 5 years, highlighting the area’s business growth.
General RV Center makes waves in Salisbury, Rowan County, with a groundbreaking ceremony for its 16th Supercenter. Representing a $25 million investment, this venture is projected to usher in 70 jobs initially, expanding to over 150 full-time positions by Fall 2024. A testament to General RV’s dedication to growth and community engagement, this Supercenter is not just a business move – it’s a pledge to be an integral part of the North Carolina community.
General RV Center, the nation’s leading family-owned RV dealer, is expanding its horizon with a new landmark in Salisbury, North Carolina. As their 16th Supercenter, this debut in North Carolina is more than just an addition to their chain. It’s a promise of a substantial investment of $25 million in Rowan County, an infusion of over 150 jobs, and an enhancement to the RV lifestyle in the region. As the company lays its foundation stone in Salisbury, locals and RV enthusiasts alike can anticipate unparalleled service, significant economic impact, and an enriched outdoor experience.
Rowan County, NC proudly joins the ranks of ACT® Work Ready Communities, showcasing its unwavering commitment to workforce development. Championed by the Rowan Economic Development Council, this certification aligns the county’s workforce with essential employer-required skills and positions it as a prime business location. Discover the significance of this certification for Rowan County and its community stakeholders.
Rowan-Salisbury Schools’ CTE Program and community partners come together to promote job pathways and opportunities in Rowan County
Rowan County celebrated its first community job fair of 2023, the Aspire and Hire Career Expo, uniting over 200 students and 115 public members with the county’s leading employers. Sponsored by Rowan Partners for Education and supported by Rowan Chamber’s Workforce Development Alliance, the event underscores Rowan’s commitment to local employment and career growth. Attendees benefited from job skill preparation, potential internships, and engagement with 50 top employers, emphasizing the community’s dedication to a prosperous local workforce.
Rowan County, within the Charlotte metro area, stands out as a top choice for businesses planning to relocate. With benefits like low-cost electricity, competitive labor costs, and exceptional infrastructure, it’s unsurprising North Carolina ranks as Forbes’ “Best State for Business”. Didi Caldwell highlights Rowan’s “Powerball” advantage: a strategic proximity to large population centers, elevating its workforce potential. Additionally, North Carolina’s commendable rankings in various sectors emphasize its favorable business climate.
The Rowan EDC’s 2022 Annual Report celebrates a transformative year for Rowan County, spotlighting the creation of 2,884 jobs and a whopping $597.7 million in capital investment. From insights on talent attraction to updates on wages and staff, the report gives a comprehensive view of the county’s economic trajectory. As President Rod Crider reflects, the “wave” of progress is evident, but there remains a continuous need to adapt, innovate, and enhance prosperity for all residents.
At the Rowan EDC’s 3rd Annual Meeting in Downtown Salisbury, a collective celebration of Rowan County’s economic strides in 2022 took center stage. Highlights include the creation of nearly 2,900 jobs, a historic investment by Macy’s Inc., and the county’s surge as a leading industrial real estate market. President Rod Crider reflected on the county’s journey, terming it a “25-year overnight success.” The event acknowledged the community’s collective efforts, with special accolades for Tammy Whaley of Duke Energy, the recipient of the annual Rowan Rock Star award.
Gary Blabon, Novant Health Rowan Regional Medical Center, has been elected as the chairman for the Rowan Economic Development Council (EDC) 2023 board of directors. Alongside Blabon, the council has welcomed a blend of seasoned and new members dedicated to driving Rowan County’s prosperity. With the momentum of initiatives like the “Forward Rowan” plan and the “Choose Rowan” campaign, the EDC remains committed to fostering business growth, talent attraction, and enhancing the quality of life in the county. Their annual meeting, set for February 23rd, will further illuminate the council’s vision and achievements.