Betabox visits Hickory to build STEM skills, prepare workforce

By Ken Elkins, Charlotte Business Journal

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If the Hickory area wants to continue its manufacturing and innovation heritage, leaders have to convince young people to pursue careers in those industries, companies have told its industry seekers.

Scott Millar, president of the Catawba County Economic Development Corp., believes economic development starts with having schools that can attract the county’s future workforce to STEM classes as the population of the Charlotte region grows.

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