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Workforce development center launches in Ridgeview

Dec 29, 2021 | Planning and Development , Library , Ridgeview

Workforce development center launches in Ridgeview

Ridgeview Works is a collaboration between the City of Hickory and Western Piedmont Workforce Development - NCWorks to provide career services to the Ridgeview community of Hickory. Western Piedmont Workforce Development is a service of the Western Piedmont Council of Governments. A steering com...

Holiday office and facility closings

Dec 21, 2021 | Planning and Development , Library , Patrick Beaver Memorial , Ridgeview , Public Services , Parks , Collections , Communications , City Manager , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Holiday office and facility closings

In observance of the Christmas holiday, City of Hickory offices will be closed Thursday, December 23, through Monday, December 27. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, December 28, at 8:30 a.m. City offices will also be closed in observance of New Year’s Day on Friday, December 31, and will reopen on ...

Now accepting applications for non-profit CDBG funds

Dec 14, 2021 | Planning and Development , Communications

Now accepting applications for non-profit CDBG funds

The City of Hickory is now accepting applications for non-profit Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The funds are used for grants for public services programs that benefit low and moderate income people in the City of Hickory in support of its housing and community development goals. ...

City of Hickory partners with JRN Development to create affordable housing

Oct 20, 2021 | Planning and Development

City of Hickory partners with JRN Development to create affordable housing

The City of Hickory, North Carolina, is partnering with JRN Development to invest in the development and construction of affordable housing on city-owned property. OBJECTIVE: Provide new, energy and environmentally efficient affordable housing in the Ridgeview Subdivision neighborhood. S...

Community input requested for West Hickory/Westmont Neighborhood Plan

Sep 24, 2021 | Planning and Development

Community input requested for West Hickory/Westmont Neighborhood Plan

The City of Hickory Planning Department and the West Hickory/Westmont Neighborhood Association continue to work on updating the existing West Hickory/Westmont Neighborhood Plan, which was completed in 2000. New neighborhood leadership and residents met with city staff and officials on Thursday, S...

Urgent Repair Program available to assist Hickory homeowners

Sep 15, 2021 | Planning and Development

Urgent Repair Program available to assist Hickory homeowners

The City of Hickory’s Urgent Repair Program aims to improve the quality of the local housing stock and make improvements that prevent the displacement of low to moderate income homeowners. The program provides forgivable loans to homeowners of up to $10,000 to households with special needs whose...

Construction contract awarded for Aviation Walk

Jun 09, 2021 | Economic Development , Planning and Development , Construction , City Council , Bond Information , Aviation Walk

Construction contract awarded for Aviation Walk

In a special called meeting on June 9, Hickory City Council approved a $20,815,037.15 construction contract with Neill Grading & Construction for the City’s first BUILD grant. In 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) awarded the City of Hickory a $17.092 million BUILD grant for its ...

Memorial Day office and facility closings, garbage pickup still available

May 25, 2021 | Planning and Development , Library , Human Resources , Finance , Boards and Commissions , Communications , City Manager , City Council , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Memorial Day office and facility closings, garbage pickup still available

Memorial Day office and facility closings, garbage pickup still available The City of Hickory will close its offices on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. City of Hickory offices will reopen on Tuesday, June 1, at 8:30 a.m. Other city department closings and/or schedule changes: ...

Gusmer Enterprises, Inc to invest $38.2 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 73 jobs in Trivium Corporate Center

Apr 12, 2021 | Economic Development , Planning and Development , City Manager , City Council , Bond Information

Gusmer Enterprises, Inc to invest $38.2 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 73 jobs in Trivium Corporate Center

The City of Hickory, Catawba County, and the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) welcome Gusmer Enterprises, Inc. as the fifth tenant in the Trivium Corporate Center. Gusmer Enterprises is headquartered in Mountainside, NJ with manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and California. ...

Housing rehabilitation programs available to assist Hickory homeowners

Apr 01, 2021 | Planning and Development

Housing rehabilitation programs available to assist Hickory homeowners

April is Fair Housing Month, and the City of Hickory is committed to affirmatively furthering Fair Housing in the community. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale or rental of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap. For more info...

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