City of Kannapolis

Leaders meet with Kannapolis, Research Campus, RCCC

April 23, 2017

As published in the Salisbury Post. International and national business leaders with the Global Vision Leaders group met in Kannapolis on Thursday, hosted by the city, the North Carolina Research Campus and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Global Vision is focused on developing business opportunities for the state of North Carolina.  Kannapolis Mayor Darrell Hinnant addressed the group. […]

Kannapolis begins downtown revitalization planning

May 20, 2015

by: Carole Howel The Kannapolis City Council is taking the first steps toward a massive revitalization project for downtown. On May 4, Council members met with the Development Financial Initiative, a group of development professionals affiliated with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government. The initiative works with governments across North Carolina to attract private investment […]

Kannapolis downtown dream: Residential, retail, restaurants

March 16, 2015

By: Michael Knox, Independent Tribune Read Original Article KANNAPOLIS, N.C.– City leaders aim to rebuild downtown into a center of activity, with a mix of residential apartments, offices, retail stores and restaurants. To help in that effort, the city will partner with the non-profit Development Finance Initiative at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government. The […]

NCRC Leaders Offer Excitement and Support for City of Kannapolis’ Downtown Purchase

March 12, 2015

For Immediate Release   NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC, March 12, 2015– Today, the City of Kannapolis announced a successful negotiation for the purchase of downtown properties owned by David H. Murdock, founder of the NC Research Campus and owner of Dole Foods and Castle & Cooke. In response, Lynne Scott Safrit, DrPh, president of […]

Kannapolis leaders set federal legislative priorities

February 28, 2015

By Michael Knox | KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — City officials, hoping to sustain growth, are pushing federal legislators to continue supporting economic development. On the city’s 2015 Federal Legislative Priorities list, presented at last week’s city council meeting by City Manager Mike Legg, economic development was near the top of the list. “We will talk, […]

‘Topping Out’ Marks Milestone for Kannapolis City Hall

December 11, 2014

By Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune Read the original article. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — The last of the steel beams is up at the site of the new Kannapolis city hall and police headquarters. At a Thursday celebration, Kannapolis elected officials and city staff joined police officers and construction workers for a “topping off” ceremony and the […]

Kannapolis Welcomes Gordon Food Service

October 27, 2014

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Gordon Food Service has announced plans to locate a distribution center in Kannapolis, NC. The 300,000 square foot facility will be located in the Afton Ridge Business Park on Glen Afton Boulevard, off Kannapolis Parkway. “We are pleased to welcome Gordon Food Service as the newest member of the Kannapolis Business Community. […]

Downtown Road Closure Extended

October 03, 2014

Kannapolis, N.C. – Laureate Way Loop, between Watson’s Crick and Biotechnology Way, will remain closed until October 24 as construction progresses on the new Kannapolis City Hall – Police Headquarters building. Motorists will still be able to conveniently access the downtown core and the North Carolina Research Campus using multiple streets in the area. Annette […]

Investing in Bright Futures for Kannapolis Students

February 25, 2014

TinChung Leung, PhD, of the NC Central University Nutrition Research Program at the NC Research Campus, is usually focused on cancer, cardiovascular and blood research. This year, he is expanding his focus to make an investment in the future of middle and high school students in Kannapolis City Schools (KCS).   BRITE Futures He worked […]

Carolinas HealthCare System celebrates new Kannapolis office

January 22, 2014

Independent Tribune Tim Reaves KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) celebrated a new medical building at a ceremony Tuesday on the North Carolina Research Campus, where community leaders said the facility will help promote community health. The building, at 201 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, combines internal medicine, pediatrics and radiology in a “convergence” […]

City of Kannapolis Joins NCRC

November 15, 2013

On October 29, the city of Kannapolis broke ground on a 100,000-square-foot city hall and police department headquarters. The land for the building was donated by NC Research Campus founder David H. Murdock to help fulfill the campus’ vision as a center of research and community.  The building includes 5,500 square feet of new meeting space that will be useful […]

NC Research Campus exec sees growth on horizon

November 08, 2013

Jennifer ThomasStaff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal The last five years have brought a mix of accomplishments and challenges for the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. The 350-acre biotech hub opened in October 2008 — just as the economy faltered. State funding to support campus operations was restricted, and companies pulled back from research and development […]

Research campus in Kannapolis poised to become innovation hub

October 06, 2013

Charlotte Observer Lukas Johnson More information About the North Carolina Research Campus The campus in downtown Kannapolis – where the former Cannon Mills Co. Plant No. 1 once stood – has more than one million square feet of lab and office space. It encompasses five buildings and the research power of nine universities and colleges […]

New Meeting Space Planned on Campus

March 31, 2013

Published in Opportunities, a quarterly real estate to research newsletter of the NC Research Campus.  March 30, 2013 David H. Murdock, founder of the NCRC and chairman and owner of both Dole Food Company and Castle & Cooke, Inc., donated land to the city of Kannapolis to build a new town hall and police station on […]