BURLINGTON, N.C. -- It's hard to mention downtown Burlington without mentioning LabCorp. Not only is its corporate headquarters there, it owns more property downtown than any other person or company.
But early next year, LabCorp will start moving nearly 1,000 workers from downtown Burlington to McLeansville.
The headquarters is staying and city leaders still have plenty of optimism about the downtown's future.
In fact, this year downtown Burlington won two awards and is being used as a role model for other cities in North Carolina.
FOX8's Sarah Krueger explains how specialty stores are a big part of downtown Burlington’s future.