Crafting a new future in innovation

"We recognize that in our community we know how to craft, we know how to build, we know how to create, and we know how to, therefore, innovate," said Debbie Shannon, director and program manager for Innovate Catawba. "It's just another word for all of those things put together."

Innovation has been a major buzzword for Catawba County this year, with recent announcements like GKN Driveline's Maiden expansion, where 228 new jobs will be added, and the renovation of Hollar Mill.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.