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Strategies to address racial disparities in upward economic mobility

Jun 15, 2021 | City Manager , City Council

Strategies to address racial disparities in upward economic mobility

During the Hickory City Council meeting on June 15, City Manager Warren Wood provided an update on the Racial Disparities Report and outlined the next steps. After reviewing a timeline of previous work and a summary of the report findings, he discussed 10 initial strategies to address racial dispari...

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: ...

Hickory’s Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Recommended Budget

May 19, 2021 | Finance , City Manager , City Council

Hickory’s Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Recommended Budget

City Manager Warren Wood delivered his Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2022 Recommended Budget to the Hickory City Council on May 18. The Recommended Budget totals $115,866,833 for all City operations, capital improvements, and debt service requirements for the upcoming year. This represents a 3.9 percent inc...

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. ...

MetroNet and Hickory, NC Announce Partnership to Build 100% Fiber Optic Network

Apr 07, 2021 | Economic Development , City Manager , City Council

MetroNet and Hickory, NC Announce Partnership to Build 100% Fiber Optic Network

MetroNet and the City of Hickory today announced a partnership that will soon bring MetroNet’s 100 percent fiber optic internet, TV and phone to businesses and residents. As part of the agreement, MetroNet will invest more than $36 million in the city and surrounding community while bringing fiber-t...

City of Hickory, Burke County partner to construct new airport hangar

Mar 09, 2021 | Economic Development , Airport , City Manager , City Council

City of Hickory, Burke County partner to construct new airport hangar

On March 9, Hickory City Council and the Burke County Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding for a partnership to construct a new 12,000-square-foot airplane hangar at the Hickory Regional Airport in Burke County. Per the memorandum, the City will design and construct the h...

Racial Disparities Workshop - February 23, 2021

Feb 23, 2021 | City Council

Racial Disparities Workshop - February 23, 2021

Hickory City Council held a special workshop on February 23 to further discuss the findings of the Racial Disparities Report prepared and presented by the Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG) and to hear presentations regarding the role of K-64, available community resources at Catawba Va...

Study of Equity, Economic, and Demographic Data for the City of Hickory

Jan 20, 2021 | City Manager , City Council

Study of Equity, Economic, and Demographic Data for the City of Hickory

During a special called Hickory City Council meeting on January 19, Western Piedmont Council of Governments Senior Data Analyst Taylor Dellinger shared a study of Equity, Economic, and Demographic Data for the City of Hickory. The 80+ page report examines Hickory race and ethnic group data in a v...

City of Hickory making plans for holiday events

Oct 16, 2020 | Communications , City Manager , City Council , Recreation & Sports Tourism

City of Hickory making plans for holiday events

As the holiday season approaches, the City of Hickory is making plans to safely celebrate amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, due to state health guidelines and mass gathering limits, the City’s annual Christmas Parade will not take place this year. In recent years, it has becom...

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