Catawba County reinvents itself as high-tech manufacturing hub
Catawba County’s effort to reinvent itself as a high-tech manufacturing hub is coming into focus.
Driving into Hickory off U.S. 321 North, a new public art sculpture of two giant leaves marks the entrance to the city — a first hint Hickory is turning over a new leaf.
Downtown shops are bustling and the square is full of people on a bright Saturday afternoon. A family pushes a stroller and walks a little dog as they pass a light blue construction sign that reads: Future City Walk…..