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Mooresville Institute Envisioned to Tap Talent Pool for Digital Engineering

Provided by Lake Norman Media Group – Lori Helms on April 6, 2022 —

There are some things folks immediately recognize as synonymous with Mooresville.

All things NASCAR.

Homes with beautiful Lake Norman views.

Epic traffic congestion on N.C. 150.

And if a conglomerate of regional engineering, manufacturing and research facilities has its way, Mooresville will soon be known as a proving ground for the latest push in technology – digital engineering.

“We’ve been looking to create a collaborative ecosystem with some other local partners,” said Elizabeth Coakley, director of corporate development for Corvid Technologies in the Langtree area just east of Interstate 77.

Corvid is a heavy hitter in the world of aerospace technology and defense contracting. With a supercomputer at its disposal and a few hundred engineers on staff, Corvid has been the driving force locally behind a recent movement that has taken hold as a partnership with the town, its economic development wing and several other regional power players to create what they hope will become the local Institute of Digital Engineering.

“The creation of this not-for-profit institute was born from a series of conversations between the town, Corvid and the Iredell EDC (Economic Development Corporation) on how to capitalize on this new field of digital engineering, grow this sector of the economy and create value for existing advanced manufacturing firms in Mooresville,” Mooresville Town Manager Randy Hemann said.

Coakley agrees, and has taken the lead from her company’s perspective to create that collaboration of engineering expertise, prototype proficiency, depth of research and the advanced manufacturing knowledge base that has taken purchase in Mooresville’s business sector to come together as a force for engineering progress.

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Provided by Lake Norman Media Group – Lori Helms on April 6, 2022