The Cabarrus Center Launches Retail Lab Program

Applications now open to existing and future retail business owners CONCORD, NC, August 2021 – The Cabarrus Center is now accepting applications for the Retail Lab—a brand new program created to address the complexities and sometimes daunting nature of starting and operating a retail establishment. The Retail Lab will serve existing or prospective retail business owners in Cabarrus and Rowan counties. It is an application-based, six-week immersive boot camp, followed by an opportunity for new retailers to test their...

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Cabarrus Center Hosts 53 Ideas Pitch Competition Finale

The Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosted the 53 Ideas Pitch Competition finale in its state-of-the-art event space located in downtown Concord, NC. Pitch Competition The 53 Ideas Pitch Competition was created to expand upon the community’s innovative ideas and provide everyone with a chance to share their ideas, test viability and compete for funding to support new venture creation. Anyone aged 16+ who resides in the ten counties surrounding Charlotte could enter. This annual competition...

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Cabarrus Center Provides a “Spark” Through New Grant Program

Meet the Recipients at the Cabarrus Center Spark Grant Celebration on May 6 The Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship may have just opened in March, but the first big “spark” of activity has already been underway for several months as aspiring entrepreneurs worked to secure grants through a new program, funded by the Flywheel Foundation and Truist Bank. Back in December, the Cabarrus Center launched the first cycle of its Spark Grants program. Entrepreneurs located in or adding jobs in Cabarrus County...

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The Cabarrus Center Opens in Downtown Concord

Flywheel to Host Tours for Meeting Space, Private Offices, and Memberships CONCORD, NC, March 2021 – After months of planning and construction, the Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has opened in downtown Concord, North Carolina in the former Cabarrus Savings Bank Building, with a ribbon-cutting held on March 2nd in partnership with the Cabarrus Chamber. Flywheel, a leader in creating coworking communities committed to growing businesses, has designed and is now managing this historic space. “Cabarrus...

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