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By Ken Elkins - Senior Staff Writer, Charlotte Business Journal

The remake of the Union Square area of the City Walk downtown corridor under construction is designed to maintain the historic feel while emphasizing storefront visibility, a defined center path connector across the lawn, improved lighting and outdoor seating.

Hickory is spending millions of dollars to build a more connected future.  It's not an investment in super high-speed internet that city officials consider the path to growth.

In fact, that path is more specifically made of... paths - a system of urban greenways connecting, and in some cases reconnecting , destinations across the city.  The Catawba County city's plans for growth also included finding for a 270-acre corporate park that could eventually be home to 2,000 jobs and other public investments in a broad modernization and revitalization effort.

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