Interview with Frank Davis
Interviewer: Chad Morgan
Location: Cannon Foundation Offices, Concord, NC
Interview Date: Friday, April 25, 2008
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Frank Davis is currently the executive director of the Cannon Foundation, where he has worked for the last eight years. The Cannon foundation gives grants primarily in North Carolina, and with a focus on Cabarrus County and related communities, for capital purposes and projects and programs. A fuller description of the Cannon Foundation can be found on their website.

The major themes of the interview include: the work of the Cannon Foundation; Mr. Davis's personal history; economic development in the South generally with an emphasis on the decline of the textile industry; the specific experience of Kannapolis in the wake of the Pillowtex closings; and the effects of the coming of the North Carolina Research Campus on the community.

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