Wednesday, February 03, 2016 09:00 AM


Last year in Cary was a year of change, and 2016 is expected to bring even more, Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht said during his annual state of the town address.

Weinbrecht spoke Wednesday, Jan. 27, to a room full of business professionals and leaders at Prestonwood Country Club, highlighting the town’s biggest achievements in 2015 and those yet to come.

 Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht

A new year brought new jobs to Cary, he said. More than 500 jobs were added to the local economy in 2015, and several companies, including Align Technologies, Deutsche Bank, Biologics, CBC Groups and Proto Labs, announced even more job additions.

“Cary is no longer a bedroom community where people live, but go somewhere else to work,” Weinbrecht said. “Today, more people are coming into town than driving out of town, so that’s a big change in the last few years.”

As Cary begins to see fewer cases of greenfield development and more cases of infill development and redevelopment, the town has completed some downtown revitalization projects of its own, from the Cary Arts Center and The Cary theater.

“Our downtown has already experienced some areas of redevelopment and infill,” he said. “It is being transformed from areas of older and deteriorated ...

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