The 200-store center won first place in the new or renovatedentertainment center category. The center also received a MeritAward from the Society for Environmental Graphic Design awardsprogram.

Concord Mills is enhanced by an oval racetrack layout, oversizedvideo screens and Carolinas-themed architecture.

Concord Mills attracted 18 million visitors in its first yearand has created 3,500 new full and part-time jobs. The center isexpected to generate $300 million a year in retail sales and $18million annually in tax revenue to the city of Concord, CabarrusCounty, and the state of North Carolina.

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