Gaston County EDC Board Chair, Julie Roper, named in BusinessNC's Power List 2022

Published Tuesday, June 14, 2022


State and local officials charged with attracting and retaining businesses have a strong story to tell, based on the 174 corporate relocation and expansions. 24,000 pledged jobs and $10 billion in capital investment announced last year. The totals surpassed the previous two years. Site Selection magazine has ranked the state’s business climate as tops in the nation for the last two years.

economic development, local government manager |
Dominion Energy North America

Mount Holly

Roper manages the energy supplier’s community engagement and communications with government officials, having worked in the utility industry for decades. She’s a U.S. Air Force veteran and a graduate of Belmont Abbey College and Appalachian State University.