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Rowan EDC Mission/History/Strategic Plan
The Rowan Economic Development Council (EDC) is dedicated to the economic development of Rowan County North Carolina and the Charlotte metro region. Formed in 1984, the EDC’s primary role is to stimulate new capital investment and job growth through business expansion and attraction initiatives in Rowan County and its 10 municipalities.
To promote and facilitate business retention and strategic business growth in Rowan County.
As the lead economic development organization, the EDC will promote, encourage, and support high quality growth and development with an emphasis on maintaining a balance between agriculture, industry, commercial and residential development. Successful future growth shall increase the prosperity of the county’s residents; the competitiveness and profitability of industry and commerce; the quality of life of the area; and the fiscal stability of local governments. The county-wide effort shall be characterized by:
- Visionary leadership anticipating and adapting to change with a commitment to achieving results
- Competitive, high-quality communities with a diverse offering of development opportunities
- Pro-business mind-set focused on ease of doing business
- High responsiveness to advantageous economic opportunities
The EDC will be a high-performance organization dedicated to leading the effort to develop a high-skill/high-wage economy for Rowan County.
The Rowan EDC is primarily funded by Rowan County, the cities of Salisbury and Kannapolis and the towns of China Grove, Cleveland, East Spencer, Faith, Granite Quarry, Landis, Rockwell, and Spencer.