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The Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation (Cabarrus EDC) makes a measurable impact on individuals and families through strategic partnerships that support local startups, existing businesses, and recruitment of new industry.

We serve as the lead economic development agency for Cabarrus County and its municipalities. We offer competitive incentives, a talented workforce, a wealth of available resources, and more to help new and existing businesses thrive in Cabarrus County. 

Local Startups

More individuals and families are pursuing their dreams by starting their own business than at any time in ourhistory, and we support programs that educate and mentor local startups to help them succeed.

Existing Businesses

We help existing business thrive and grow bycollaboratively solving problems and removing barriers so that they can support our people through community investment and employment.

New Industry

We assist new industry with site selection, workforce research and government navigation to diversify the tax base and grow the wagesof our workers.

August 22, 2024 | The Kettle Room

» 5:30pm | Networking Reception
» 6:30pm | Dinner and Program

Keynote Speaker

Bill Bullock, Senior Vice President,
North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Made in Cabarrus Docuseries

The Made in Cabarrus Docuseries is a five-episode video series that introduces and connects five manufacturing companies that operate in Cabarrus County. While each featured company is unique and different in size, scope, and personnel, there are unifying concepts that unite them all. Each episode in this series focuses on a different theme that they all share.

>> Watch all of the episodes

Why Cabarrus?

While Cabarrus County has deep roots in manufacturing that once supported a mighty textile industry, today those roots are producing new growth shoots in automotive, bioscience, and food production. It is a place where businesses of all kinds want to take root and the Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation is tending to each of these budding enterprises to give them the best environment in which to grow and thrive. Get to know some of these businesses that are featured in this video and the services and programs they have used in our community.

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“The partnerships we have between public, private and non-profit sectors are all extremely positive. Leaders on both sides are excited to work together, and they do it very well. Concord is a great place to live and work, and Lilly strives to make communities where we live and work better places, and for a community like Concord, this isn’t hard to do.”


– Rebecca Hammel, Sr. Director HR, Concord Lilly Manufacturing Site

“After searching at length without success for additional industrial space I contacted the Cabarrus EDC. I explained to Samantha Grass what I needed and she informed me of a 98,450 sq/ft building that was unoccupied, not on the market, but could be bought. It was perfect for what we needed and we closed in January. Thanks to Samantha and the Cabarrus EDC team, we are able to grow and add jobs in our home city/county.”

– Michael D. Biggers, Charlotte Wire & Cable Company Inc.

    Cabarrus Center
    for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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