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From healthy communities, to a strong educated workforce, and a vibrant quality of life, Gaston County is truly your first-choice location. A location with a small-town feel, and all the benefits of being part of one of the South’s largest metropolitan areas. Our continued investment in business and community development continues to enhance our industry advantage and our exceptional quality of life.
As the third-largest county in the Charlotte Region, Gaston County has a great deal to offer businesses and residents. Most of the County is within a 30 minute drive of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which provides a portal for business and leisure to the world. Interstate 85 and US Highway 321 provide our residents with the ability to be in the mountain quickly or to ship a product efficiently. And Gaston’s long heritage as a hard-working, manufacturing center has been enhanced in recent years with a steady growth in high-tech manufacturing, service-related firms and the rapid expansion of retail stores and shopping centers.
The Gaston County EDC is committed to making Gaston County a profitable location for businesses to call home. From business retention and expansion, to workforce development, the Economic Development Commission’s primary mission is to enhance and provide long-term quality growth of the Gaston County business environment. In addition, the Gaston County EDC manages a broad inventory of business property, including three county-owned Shovel Ready business parks.