Concord Mayor Bill Dusch was present at the opening and said he wished there had been something like the Cabarrus Center when he opened his business in the city.

“Many years ago, I started a new business in Concord, and I can’t tell you how many times I ran into a business question that I did not have a clue as to how to proceed,” Dusch said in a news release. “The Cabarrus Center would have been an invaluable asset to help me connect the dots in all my business needs as they occurred.”

The Cabarrus Entrepreneurship Council was also created to help budding businesses by offering programming and other insight into the needs of the county’s business community through its partners and other organizations.

Entrepreneurship Council members represent the Cabarrus Arts Council, Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation, The Chamber — Leading Business in Cabarrus, Barber-Scotia College, Downtown Concord Development Corporation, EO Accelerator, Flywheel Coworking, Flywheel Foundation, Gibson Mill, Hydromer, NC Biotechnology Center, NC Food Innovation Lab, NC Research Campus, RCCC Small Business Center, Small Business and Technology Development Center, Women’s Business Center of Charlotte, Cabarrus County Government, city of Concord, city of Kannapolis, town of Harrisburg, town of Mount Pleasant, town of Midland, Perry Productions and Market Street Studios.