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Moving Forward with Forward Rowan

The Rowan County Economic Development Commission (EDC) recently launched a new initiative to promote growth and provide resources to existing businesses in Rowan County. This campaign, called Forward Rowan, is an aggressive five-year initiative that targets specific areas of economic development to increase prosperity, reduce poverty, and improve quality of life.

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Staying Prepared for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here and although they are not overly common in this part of the state, that doesn’t mean that we can’t feel the effects of hurricanes right here at home. Read more to learn how to be prepared for hurricane season in Rowan County.

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10 Best Things to Happen in Rowan in 2019

2019 was a spectacular year, especially for Rowan County! Whether it be the million dollar investments into our community or the largest incoming freshman class for the number eight private college in North Carolina, Rowan County has made several memories for the books. Take a look at the top 10 accomplishments and some honorable mentions in Rowan County for 2019!

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Rowan County, NC by Drone

Just an hour’s drive from Charlotte and the Greensboro and Winston-Salem areas, you’ll find both a quiet countryside filled with wineries and pick-your-own farms, and a bustling downtown district with breweries, historic trolleys, a thriving arts scene, and more.

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Get Caffeinated in Rowan County

We couldn’t agree more! Luckily, in Rowan County, North Carolina we have four original coffee shops that area fully equipped to satisfy your coffee cravings. These local businesses are a daily staple for many that live in Rowan’s borders and also a great place to stop and grab a cup o’ Joe if you’re visiting the area.

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Rowan’s Original Newsmakers

Rowan’s Original Newsmakers Rowan County, North Carolina is making headlines for all the right reasons. This is just the beginning because Rowan originals live here... and they can't be stopped! Winner of the 2019 Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte Award Rowan...

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Our State Magazine Features the Woodleaf Tomato Festival

Our State Magazine Features the Woodleaf Tomato Festival Features/July, 2019  | Emily Cataneo  |  Our State Magazine Patti Safrit and Libby Watson are everywhere at once. At the tomato sandwich stand, the two volunteers wield plastic knives, spreading globs of...

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OFS Publication Features North Rowan High’s Design Thinking

OFS Publication Features North Rowan High’s Design Thinking We recently published a blog about the amazing impact of North Rowan High School challenge-based learning class, which uses design thinking and entrepreneurship. Now North Rowan High School has been featured...

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