Claremont home to industrial growth

By Emily Willis, Hickory Daily Record

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Although Catawba County has seen a decline in textiles, there are other industries quietly growing in places throughout the region.

Claremont, home to the International Business Park, houses a variety of industries and has seen a large amount of growth for the last five to eight years, Mayor Shawn Brown said.

“The council has a lot of involvement with the growth, whether we worked on the economic incentives with the county to get these companies here or anything else,” Brown said. “Our council is also very business-minded in recognizing that we want to see this type of growth.”

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