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"Of the state's 551 municipalities, 337 or 61% had population gains since 2020. One hundred and seventy-three -- 31% of all municipalities- grew faster than the state rate of 1.1%.


"Toyota USA will invest billions of dollars into a new automotive battery plant in North Carolina -- a project that amounts to the largest capital investment in state history"

"North Carolina offers the right conditions for this investment, including the infrastructure, high-quality education system, access to a diverse and skilled workforce, and a welcoming environment for doing business. Today marks the beginning of a mutually beneficial partnership with the Tar Heel state as we embark on our journey to achieve carbon neutrality and provide mobility for all."

"Aluminum can maker promises high wages as it joins corporate partners at site of former cigarette plant."

"The overall hub is predicted to bring in more than $1 billion in investment and more than 600 jobs by 2027"

"Cabarrus County has one of the strongest county economies in the state with the average salary being the seventh-highest in the state and the fifth-highest median household income"


New study ranks North Carolina economy among best in US

One of Charlotte’s biggest suburbs was just ranked among Money Magazine’s “50 Best Places To Live in America”.

Concord, NC, located just northeast of Charlotte, made the #24 spot on the list (Raleigh’s suburb of Morrisville, NC also made the list in the #10 spot).

To compile the list, Money Magazine ranked 1,890 locations that had at least 25,000 residents based on each location’s economy, housing market, cost of living, diversity, public education, health and safety, weather and lifestyle, and amenities.

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"A new study finds North Carolina's economy is ranked among the 20 best in the U.S. — and is listed ahead of any other Southeastern state. Personal-finance website WalletHub published a new study that ranks the economies of each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. North Carolina ranked No. 10, just ahead of Arizona (No. 11) and just behind New Hampshire (No. 9), according to WalletHub."

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"According to a new SmartAsset study, wealthy millennials are moving to the coasts, but the Northeast isn't one of them. To determine migration flows of wealthy millennials, SmartAsset examined data (IRS 2015 to 2016 tax year) from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. To calculate net inflow of each state, the study used inflow minus the outflow of wealthy millennials to find precisely which states wealthy millennials are moving to."

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"Entrepreneurs – or those at least thinking of embarking on their own venture – in Charlotte are in one of the best places in the U.S. to get their ideas off the ground, according to a new nationwide study.

In the latest WalletHub study of Best Large Cities to Start a Business, Charlotte ranked sixth — the highest in North Carolina."

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"Southpaw Investors’ adaptive-reuse project will invest roughly $1 million to transform 25,000 square feet at Gibson Mill. Gibson Mill Market aims to preserve the building’s history, while giving new life through the addition of food-hall style dining and shopping. It is slated to open in early 2020, says Jock Liles, a partner in Southpaw."

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"Congratulations to @uwcentralcarolinas on their ribbon cutting today! They recently moved to a new office location at 300 McGill Ave. N.W. in Concord."

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“Concord has the right attitude towards it,” says Sherwood Development Group principal Justin Mueller, referencing the renovation of historic buildings. “I don’t want to see buildings like this torn down. This is part of architectural history.”

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"Cabarrus Magazine spotlighted the county’s employment leaders as well as the Cabarrus Economic Development’s (EDC) workforce development initiatives in its June issue. But what’s down the pipeline, who is “shopping” the area for possible development and what types of development are most in demand?"

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"The Triangle has become one of the go-to places for people looking to improve their lives, whether it be because of ample job opportunity, ability to raise a family or home affordability, people are flocking in search of prosperity."

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"The Center for Digital Government, a research and advisory institute on information and technology policies based in Folsom, California, ranked Charlotte No. 5 among cities with a population of more than 500,000."

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"North Carolina landed four cities in the top-15 on Forbes’ 2018 “Best Places For Business And Careers” list, and two within the top-5."

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