Mayor’s Blog

Education Creates Economic Development

The critical relationship between education and economic development has been widely researched, and what has been determined is that there is a direct link between public schools and community colleges, and state and local economies. In fact, research indicates that …



Kannapolis: Home to Major Life Science Industry Cluster

From medical device manufacturing to nutrition research to pharmaceuticals, the Charlotte region, particularly Kannapolis, is a lab leader, cultivating innovation in manufacturing, biotechnology and medical research. In fact, North Carolina is home to a biotech workforce of 60,000, hundreds of …



Improvements in Infrastructure Generates Economic Growth

Investments in infrastructure lay the foundation for economic development and growth. Upgrading roads, bridges, power transmission lines and making other improvements create jobs. When completed, these projects help a community increase its revenue and improve its citizens’ quality of life. …