Funding Partners and Board Leadership

Ensuring Rowan County’s Future Success

Funding Partners

The Rowan Economic Development Council (Rowan EDC) receives a majority of its funding from its government partners Rowan County, the cities of Salisbury and Kannapolis and the towns of China Grove, Cleveland, East Spencer, Faith, Granite Quarry, Landis, Rockwell, and Spence.

In 2020, the Rowan EDC launched its economic development plan, Forward Rowan, and established a public-private partnership using its affiliated nonprofit, Rowan Growth Partners. To see the list of businesses and individuals that support Rowan County’s economic development strategy, visit the Forward Rowan investor page.

The Board of Directors

The board is comprised of ten members who meet at 3:30 pm on the second Thursday of every month. Members are appointed to a three-year term. After one term is completed, the board member may be re-appointed to a second term, but can serve no more than six consecutive years.

Board membership consists of:
• Seven appointed members by the County Commission of Rowan County
• Two appointed members by the City Council of the City of Salisbury
• One appointed member by the governing bodies of the towns of Rowan County
• Up to five appointed members by the Rowan EDC Board of Directors from among its private and other non-profit funders
• The Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce serves as an ex-officio member

 

Board of Directors 2022

Luke Fisher, Chair
Carrol Fisher Construction
County Appointee
1/1/2021 to 12/31/2023
1st Term
Denise Hallett, Immediate Past Chair
Vulcan Materials Company
County Appointee
1/1/2020 to 12/31/2022
2nd Term
Gary Blabon, Vice Chair
Novant Health Rowan Medical Center
County Appointee
1/1/2021 to 12/31/2023
1st Term
Gary Hamblin
Henkel
EDC Board Appointee
1/1/2022 to 12/31/2024
1st Term
Nicole Holmes Matangira, Secretary
Holmes Iron & Metal, Inc.
County Appointee
1/1/2020 to 12/31/2022
1st Term
Lawrence Roth
Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar/Salisbury Tavern and Leisure Club
City Appointee
8/1/2022 to 12/31/2023
1st Term
Tim Proper, Treasurer
F&M Bank
Municipal Appointee
1/1/2022 to 12/31/2024
2nd Term
Ashley Stewart
Town of Landis/USI Insurance Services
Municipal Appointee
1/1/2022 to 12/31/2024
1st Term
Greg Alcorn
Global Contact Services
City Appointee
1/1/2022 to 12/31/2024
1st Term
Brad Walser, Ex-Officio Member
Walser Technology
Chair of the Board, Rowan Chamber of Commerce
Greg Anderson
Salisbury Post
County Appointee
1/1/2022 to 12/31/2022
2nd Term

 

Thank You To Our County and Municipal Partners.

204 East Innes Street, Suite 220
Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: (704) 637-5526
Fax: (704) 637-0173

info@rowanedc.com
Rowan EDC Staff

204 East Innes Street, Suite 220
Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: (704) 637-5526
Fax: (704) 637-0173

info@rowanedc.com
Rowan EDC Staff