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Rapid Recovery for Small Businesses

Rapid Recovery for Small Businesses
Published Tuesday, March 24, 2020

In response to the unique economic challenges of COVID-19, a consortium of public, private, and nonprofit partners have come together and launched an innovative recovery-lending program to help support entrepreneurs like you and stabilize North Carolina’s small business sector.

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COVID-19 Essential Industry Application

COVID-19 Essential Industry Application
Published Monday, March 23, 2020

Today the Gaston County Economic Development Commission is providing the following information links so that you may be able to quickly and effectively list your business as being an essential business to combat the COVID 19 Virus.

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Unemployment Benefits COVID-19

Unemployment Benefits COVID-19
Published Friday, March 20, 2020
Unemployment Benefits COVID-19
 
Filing Your Unemployment Application
You can apply for benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
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Bigger Business Park on the way in Cherryville

Bigger Business Park on the way in Cherryville
Published Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Cherryville could soon have another tool - nearly 100 acres fit for a business park - to entice new ventures to town following action last week by the Gaston County Board of Commissioners.

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PRESS RELEASE: Kindred Rolling Doors to Open in Gastonia

PRESS RELEASE: Kindred Rolling Doors to Open in Gastonia
Published Friday, October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019: The Gaston County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Kindred Rolling Doors plans to establish their plant in Gastonia. Located at 1931 Jordache Court, a 30,000 square foot facility in the Delta Business Park. The total investment is expected to be about $1.5 million and 11 number of new jobs are to be created.

 

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Gaston County Manufacturing Week

Gaston County Manufacturing Week
Published Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Check out events celebrating Manufacturing Week

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Sonic Automotive call center opens in Lowell

Sonic Automotive call center opens in Lowell
Published Thursday, June 20, 2019

The doors are officially open at the largest office development in Gaston County history. On Thursday, phones were ringing in the customer call center and the smell of shrimp from a low-country boil in the commissary wafted through the air during the ribbon cutting of the new Sonic Automotive and EchoPark Automotive Guest Experience Center in Lowell. 

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Gaston County location of choice for advanced manufacturing

Gaston County location of choice for advanced manufacturing
Published Monday, June 3, 2019

Gaston County has emerged as a location of choice for advanced manufacturing facilities. Foreign direct investment (FDI) has accounted for twenty of the forty-one most recent economic development projects of the Gaston County EDC. This includes existing industry expansions and new locations. Over $370 million has been invested along with the creation of over 1,000 new jobs which have consistently paid more than the County’s average annual wage for that year.

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