Want to win money for your business idea?

July 18, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

Entrepreneurs will have a chance to compete for funding for their business idea as part of the Edison Project. The Catawba County Chamber of Commerce is taking applications for the Edison Project through 5 p.m. […]

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 […]

Facing Historic Labor Shortages, Companies Snap Up Teenagers

April 23, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

LOVELAND, Colo.—Jerry Stooksbury, the president of Avionics Specialists LLC, needed to produce an airplane instrument panel last fall, but had only two employees able to complete the task quickly. One was out sick. The other […]

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 […]

CVCC earns 2018-2019 Military Friendly® School Designation

April 19, 2018 Melanie Zimmerman 0

Catawba Valley Community College recently received designation as a 2018-2019 Military Friendly School. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. “We are […]

Claremont company plans expansion, addition of 100 jobs

March 20, 2018 Catawba Careers 0

Prysmian Cables And Systems plans to expand local operations in Claremont by investing $73.48 million and ushering in 100 new jobs to the company. Catawba County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to amend the 2017 […]

Region’s jobless rate holds steady at 4.2 percent

March 20, 2018 Catawba Careers 0

The unemployment rate in the Greater Hickory area was stable from December to January, staying the same in three counties and rising slightly in Burke County. The region’s January jobless rate was 1 percentage point […]

CVCC Receives $50,000 from Local Chick-Fil-A Franchise Operator

March 19, 2018 Catawba Careers 0

The CVCC Foundation, Inc., recently announced a $50,000 gift pledge from James Goewey, franchise operator of Chick-fil-A at South Hickory. Fulfilled over five years, Goewey’s pledge will be used by CVCC’s School of Business, Industry […]

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