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Did you know?
Did you know that in recent years North Carolina has consistently been ranked among the top 5 states in the US for business? Currently, Forbes magazine ranks NC number 3 in the nation behind only Utah and Virginia. No other southeastern states were in the top 10. The widespread coverage of the desirability of our state for business contributes greatly to Concord's economic development efforts. Great quality of life, an excellent workforce, outstanding educational institutions, and a highly developed transportation system are all key pieces of the economic development puzzle. The City partners with Cabarrus Economic Development to leverage resources toward helping local businesses expand and to attract new companies that bring jobs and investment in the local economy. In our area, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is a training resource for virtually any new or existing business. There are numerous partners in the economic development process for Concord, all working together to help our community survive, thrive and grow.
 
Concord Youth Council new member application available
The City of Concord Youth Council is currently accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year. All rising ninth through eleventh graders residing in Cabarrus County and attending a public, private, or home school are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is May 11, 2012. Visit concordnc.gov for more information.
 
Urban Archery season set for January 14 – February 18
The City of Concord will participate in North Carolina’s Urban Archery season for the second time in 2012. Hunting and fishing in North Carolina is regulated by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC). The WRC gives municipalities the option of participating in a specified Urban Archery season by submitting a letter of intent to participate in the season along with a map clearly defining the area to be included in the season. The established dates for North Carolina’s 2011 Urban Archery season are January 14 - February 18, 2012. Visit the City Hall Blog for more information.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2012 issue of Leisure Times (click here) for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department. 
 
Concord Parks and Recreation and REFLEX International are taking the wellness program to the next level with the Couch to 5K challenge. This group training and exercise program does not require any running experience. It is designed to encourage, motivate, and challenge the individual to compete with his/her peers. The final goal is to run the BUNNY RUN on April 7. Registration fee is required. The Couch to 5k challenge will meet at James L Dorton Park in Concord on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 31, 2012. There is a $10.00 registration fee. This fee includes a T-Shirt.and $5.00 discount on the Bunny Run 5K registration. Stop being a couch potato and sign up today! More details at concordnc.gov.
 
Youth baseball/softball registration is open the entire month of January.
 
Contact Parks and Recreation at 704-920-5600 for more information.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
January
1/26/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
1/27/2012 at 8:05 a.m. Annual City Council planning session at Fire Station 9
 
February
2/7/2012 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
2/9/2012 at 6:00 p.m. City Council regular session
2/14/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission
2/16/2012 at 7:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Commission
 
Stay Connected!
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