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Business Facilities magazine, a significant source of trade information for national economic development site selection professionals, has for the first time ranked Rowan County among the top 10 metro areas in America for food processing locations.   Rowan County earned the No. 7 ranking in North America, including the top spot in the Mid-Atlantic, as well as No. 2 in the Eastern half of the United States.   Combine this with North Carolina being Forbes magazine’s &l...

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Today, another exciting step was taken in the revitalization of downtown Kannapolis.  Officials from the City of Kannapolis and Lansing Melbourne Group (LMG) broke ground on a mixed-use project that will bring additional retail and downtown living options to this thriving community.   The project, known as 200 Main, will be constructed at the corner of Main Street and Cannon Baller Way, adjacent to the recently completed Vida Kannapolis.   The new project will be approx...

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The City of Kannapolis has reached an agreement which will bring more development to West Avenue. The City will provide three parcels of property to Right Field Development, LLC as an investment incentive. The land has an appraised value of $1,668,442. In return, Right Field Development, LLC will develop the parcels into apartments, restaurants, retail stores, condominiums and possibly a hotel. Construction must be completed by 2026 with a minimum tax value of $40,125,000.   The parce...

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The City of Kannapolis welcomes the Trammell Crow Company (TCC), who has announced they have purchased 94 acres of property off I-85 at Lane Street, exit 63. The property located at 5700 Royce Street will be developed as the Metro63 Logistics Center.   The firm plans to construct a new 755,928 square foot Class A speculative development. The facility will be built to house a wide variety of logistics users and will include a cross-dock configuration, 190 truck courts, 172 trailer drop...

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In 2008, racing team owner and engineering whiz Gene Haas and NASCAR racing legend Tony Stewart came together to form what would become one of the world’s most formidable racing organizations with Stewart-Haas Racing. The company needed a state-of-the-art facility to recruit talent that included sports celebrities and all the other various talent it takes to build a race team, and Kannapolis could deliver. Through the years, their success has led them to add more cars and even expand...

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Okuma America Corporation and RJG Inc. will locate international and national training centers at the College’s Advanced Technology Center at the North Carolina Research Campus Rowan-Cabarrus Community College announced two new corporate training partnerships during a special event held Thursday, June 24, at its Advanced Technology Center (ATC) at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C. Okuma America Corporation, a world-leading builder of CNC machine tools, controls, ...

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Kontek got their start more than 20 years ago as a company who built durable and secure  structures at the base of cell towers. After 9/11, they moved more into the defense realm, applying that same technology and know-how to a range of needs, like nuclear processing sites, power plants, and even built the elevated pumphouses for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Now, this innovative company manufactures blast and ballistic-resistant enclosures for the military and businesses or indiv...

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Coming from former employer Space X, owners Patrick and Liz Godwin know firsthand that the talent and businesses in Kannapolis can perform at the highest level. At ITC, they do so every day with their advanced machining, serving the aerospace, automotive and security industries. Formerly in a 9,000 sq. ft facility in Mooresville, ITC found its new 27,000 sq. ft. location in Kannapolis to be ideal—in more ways than one. Ease of getting in and out and shipping were nice, but their clients...

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Offering heavy construction equipment, parts and services, Linder Industrial Machinery started more than 65 years ago, and has found Kannapolis is a city that offers a strategic advantage for their company thanks to the location’s accessibility. Linder, the largest Komatsu and Wirtgen construction equipment dealership in North America provides equipment &  services to the Construction Industry to assist in building North Carolina. Originally located in uptown Charlotte, the ...

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The Kannapolis City Council voted Monday night to approve moving forward with extending utilities to Kannapolis Crossing. Kannapolis Crossing is a mixed-used development that will be located at the new Exit 65 off I-85 (Old Beatty Ford Road). The project is in the City of Kannapolis and Rowan County.   Carolyn Martin with Commercial Properties Realty Trust will develop 318 acres at the new interchange. Martin plans to construct 500 residences (including apartments, homes and townhomes) on...

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