For Immediate Release: North Carolina Association of County Clerks
Update on COVID-19 Relief
Welcome Back: The return of manufacturing in Davidson County
North Carolina ranks as the nation’s top state business climate in 2020 in a two-way tie with Georgia, according to Site Selection magazine.
North Carolina held the No. 2 spot in the magazine’s annual business climates study for five straight years before rising to the top spot this year. North Carolina enjoyed a six-year run in the top spot from 2005 through 2010.
U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.9 Million to Boost Industrial and Manufacturing Growth in Davidson County, North Carolina
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.9 million grant to the county of Davidson, North Carolina, to construct a new stormwater detention pond and other stormwater and sewer improvements to support expansion of industrial and manufacturing business in the region. The EDA grant, to be matched with $1.9 million in local funds, is expected to create 400 jobs and generate $300 million in private investment.
The Lexington City Council announced during its meeting Monday a proposed partnership with a local development company to purchase 200 acres of property off of Brown Street, adjacent to Interstate 85, for future commercial development.
Under the new LLC, the City of Lexington would provide $225,000 towards the $400,000 down payment of the property, valued at $2.6 million. Team Family Partnership would provide the additional $175,000, giving the city a majority interest in the proposed Front Street-Lexington LLC.
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When the manufacturing facility for Egger Wood Products opens this fall near Lexington, the the Austria-based company will need more than 300 production workers at its first North American plant.
Leaders from area businesses, local governments, area school systems, Davidson County Community College, as well as members of the public attended an action planning workshop hosted by the Davidson County Economic Development Commission at the Rittling Conference Center on Thursday morning.
Craig Goodson, president of the Davidson County EDC, said the organization wanted to hold the workshop to make sure all key stakeholders were involved in future economic development plans in the area.
The Davidson County Airport Authority and the North Carolina Division of Aviation unveiled its proposed airport layout plan at the Richard Childress Hangar at the Davidson County Airport on Monday.
“We had a meeting in June we invited community members, business owners, to get their ideas and input on what should or should not be included in this plan,” Gray said. “More hanger was up there, and still is. We have a waiting list of 47 pilots waiting for hangar space.”
Approximately 40 new production and maintenance jobs will be added at the facility
by March. “Although current business conditions are driving corporation restructuring
Salisbury Post Newspaper
Governor Cooper Leads Roundtable on Economic Growth and North Carolina's Growing Workforce Initiatives
Since 2017, More Than 62,000 Jobs Have Been Created in North Carolina
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Dec 13, 2019
“1st Annual Davidson County Industry Tours and Career Day, kicking off U.S. Manufacturing Week, A Huge Success”
375 students, representing every high school across our three Systems, participated in the first event of its kind in Davidson County.
Not a week goes by that Craig Goodson doesn’t receive an inquiry about the I-85 Corporate Center off of Belmont Road in Linwood.
Whether it is a European company bringing in hundreds of jobs or a married couple operating a small bakery, the business climate in Davidson County is red hot these days. According to local officials, the difference between the economic climate in the county today and 10 years ago like night and day.
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Come join DDAC (Davidson and Davie Apprenticeship Consortium) for an information night on January 31, 2019 from 3-7pm at DCCC. Program Presentations will be held at 3pm, 4:30pm and 6pm.
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The Lexington City Council named Terra Greene as the next city manager during its regular meeting on Monday.
Greene, who is currently the assistant city manager for Lexington, will replace Alan Carson who will be retiring from his position on Dec. 31 and taking the job of city manager of Thomasville, Georgia. Greene will sworn in at the next city council meeting on Nov. 26 and will begin her role on Jan. 1.
EGGER, one of the world’s leading wood-based materials suppliers for the furniture, wood construction and flooring industries, has started construction on its first U.S. manufacturing plant at the I-85 Corporate Center in Linwood, according to a press release.
Construction on the production facility began after the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality permit.
For the fourth consecutive year, North Carolina ranks as the No. 2 state to do business, according to Site Selection magazine.
Below is a link to press release from the office of State Superintendent Mark Johnson recognizing Valley Academy as one of three STEM schools of Distinction in North Carolina this year. This is an amazing accomplishment, particularly considering the short time that Valley has been in existence.
With the first day of school fast approaching, the teachers and staff at Lexington Middle School received a gift to help support them throughout the year.
MasterBrand Cabinets and several other local vendors donated materials and equipment to create a new teachers’ lounge at the school.
North Carolina once again ranks as the most competitive state in economic development activity, according to a closely watched annual business ranking by Site Selection magazine.
North Carolina has received Area Development magazine’s 2018 Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s top-tier success in winning high-impact economic development projects in 2017.
North Carolina, which in 2017 had one of its best years for job recruitment in over a decade, is one of only five states to receive a 2018 Gold Shovel Award. The magazine, which covers site selection and facility planning, considers a state’s top 10 job-creation and investment projects in granting the award.
EGGER Wood Products among North Carolina’s top job-creating development projects In Business NC Magazine July 2018 edition
Davidson County has been named by the Center for Digital Government as one of the Top 10 Digital Counties Survey Awards winners, among counties across the nation with a population between 150,000 and 249,999 people.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center today broke ground to signal the official start of construction of a new 26,500 square foot surgical facility at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center.
HAECO Cabin Solutions announced today its partnership with Airbus as a supplier of passenger seat.
EGGER Wood Products will host an Apprenticeship Information Event for High School students and parents at 6:00pm on Tuesday May 15th at the Rittling Conference Center at Davidson County Community College. EGGER will present their four year Apprenticeship Training Program and outline the requirements and benefits of applying for the EGGER Apprenticeship Program.
The State of NC developed the STEM School of Distinction program to identify and recognize exemplary STEM schools and STEM programs. Schools recognized under the Model Level of Achievement go even further by systemically interweaving science, technology, engineering and mathematics into complimentary coursework in the arts, career and technical education, English language arts, healthful living and world history.
CTE is measured on federal guidelines requiring each CTE Program to use certain quantitative measures to monitor the quality of the program. Performance Indicator 2S1 - Technical Skill Attainment, is arguably the most key indicator of quality.
Davidson County Schools met ALL Core Performance Indicators based on Perkins Federal Guidelines.
Davidson County Schools Performance Indicator 2S1 - Technical Skill Attainment Rankings:
Austin Dillon, grandson of Richard Childress and driving the #3 car, won the 60th running of the Daytona 500 - 20 years after Dale Earnhardt took the RCR #3 to victory lane. Richard Childress Racing is Headquartered in Davidson County and operates from a campus in Welcome, NC.
The Piedmont Triad Regional Council is hosting a great event on February 21 highlighting some innovative programs and practices in the region. Jennifer McNelly, President of 180Skills will be the keynote luncheon speaker. Please see link for more details and information
The POLICOM 2018 Economic Strength Rankings for the 382 Metropolitan and 551 Micropolitan areas in the United States are now available . Visit www.policom.com for the full report. The Raleigh MSA was Ranked 9th followed by the Charlotte MSA at 58th.
EGGER Wood Products will invest $700,000,000 and employ 770 at their new U.S. Headquarters and manufacturing campus.