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2021: Year in Review

Dec 28, 2021 | Economic Development , Library , Airport , Bond Information , Aviation Walk , City Walk

2021: Year in Review

The year 2021 was another one for the history books with many milestones and accomplishments celebrated. As we embark on a new year, let’s reflect back on the City of Hickory’s top highlights of the previous year. Airport Hangar: On March 9, 2021, Hickory City Council and the Burke County Board o...

City Walk ribbon cutting and bridge dedication

Dec 09, 2021 | Economic Development , Construction , Bond Information , City Walk

City Walk ribbon cutting and bridge dedication

To celebrate the grand opening of the first completed segment of the Hickory Trail, the City of Hickory invites the public to attend a ribbon cutting for the City Walk and the dedication of the iconic pedestrian bridge across N.C. 127 on Thursday, December 16. The ribbon cutting ceremony will tak...

Hickory recognizes 2021 Business. Well Crafted. Award winners

Nov 03, 2021 | Economic Development , Boards and Commissions

Hickory recognizes 2021 Business. Well Crafted. Award winners

The City of Hickory's 2021 Business. Well Crafted. Award winners were announced during the Hickory City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 2. Presented by the City’s Business Development Committee (BDC), the Business. Well Crafted. Awards annually honor businesses, organizations, and entreprene...

Bond Commission members, Wyatt family honored at City Walk ceremony

Nov 02, 2021 | Economic Development , Boards and Commissions , Bond Information , City Walk , Downtown

Bond Commission members, Wyatt family honored at City Walk ceremony

On Monday, November 1, the City of Hickory held a brief ceremony on the City Walk to celebrate the accomplishments of the bond program and recognize individuals in the community who have had a profound impact on improving Hickory through its revitalization efforts. Following comments from Mayor H...

Catawba County EDC supports Corning’s $150 million manufacturing investment and creation of 200 jobs in Hickory

Sep 28, 2021 | Economic Development , Bond Information

Catawba County EDC supports Corning’s $150 million manufacturing investment and creation of 200 jobs in Hickory

The Catawba County Economic Development Corporation announced today that Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) has planned a manufacturing expansion in Trivium Corporate Center in Hickory, North Carolina. Corning will invest $150 million and create 200 jobs. Salaries will vary by position, but the average...

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 ...

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...

American Fuji Seal, Inc. to invest $52M and create 101 jobs in Trivium Corporate Center

Dec 22, 2020 | Economic Development , Bond Information

American Fuji Seal, Inc. to invest $52M and create 101 jobs in Trivium Corporate Center

The City of Hickory, Catawba County, and the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) welcome American Fuji Seal, Inc. as the fourth tenant in the Trivium Corporate Center. American Fuji Seal is a group company of Fuji Seal International, Inc., headquartered in Osaka, Japan. American...

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