State Awards Grants to Rural Communities to Attract 153 New Jobs and More Than $69 Million in Private Investment

February 25, 2019 Melanie Zimmerman 0

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved 11 grant requests to local governments totaling $4,127,500, N.C. Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 460 jobs, […]

How Hickory metro is recruiting veterans to local workforce

November 9, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

To Nathan Huret, veterans were an untapped workforce that could be brought to the Hickory area to fill jobs, in particular those that require leadership and teamwork skills. So Huret, director of existing industry at […]

Catawba County goal is to fill new jobs with qualified workers

July 18, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

Catawba County is facing a problem it hasn’t seen in more than a decade: low unemployment. The last time Scott Millar, president of the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation, recalls unemployment this low in Catawba […]

Work starts on upscale business park

April 23, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

Work to transform 270 acres of pasture land between Startown and Robinwood roads into a high-tech business park began this week. Workers for Neill Grading & Construction Co. began demolishing houses, barns and other structures […]

Prospects ‘promising’ for new Spec building

March 13, 2018 Catawba Careers 0

People driving through Claremont may think they see untapped potential for the small town, but what doesn’t catch their eye is the steady rise of industry that has been taking place over the last decade. […]

Catawba county delivers on its promises

February 8, 2018 Catawba Careers 0

Scott Millar keeps two Wall Street Journal articles in his Hickory office. The first, from 1998, touts the region’s economic resilience. The second story came nearly two decades later — it’s about the city’s audacious […]

Jobs and expansion are coming to Catawba County

January 23, 2017 Catawba Careers 0

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners agreed to the growth of two Maiden companies during Tuesday night’ meeting. The board approved an Economic Development Agreement with GKN Driveline, of Maiden. Also, the board approved an […]

Superintendent: We need to promote our successes

November 30, 2016 Catawba Careers 0

During Monday’s Catawba County Schools board meeting, Matthew Stover said it made him feel good to see plenty of smiling students the last couple of weeks. Stover, CCS’ new superintendent, took his seat with the […]

ncDataCampus Designated as AT&T Fiber Ready

November 8, 2016 Catawba Careers 0

As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to drive economic development and investment in North Carolina, AT&T* and representatives from Catawba County, the cities of Hickory and Conover and the towns of Maiden and Catawba today […]

Technology company brings new jobs to Newton

September 13, 2016 Catawba Careers 0

The city of Newton is poised for tech advancement, and has announced that Temprano Techvestors will lead the charge. Temprano was recently awarded a North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) grant totaling $253,750 toward a […]

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