Doing Business in Gaston

The Gaston EDC Provides Value to Site Consultants

Our organization provides value to site selection professionals and those responsible for location analysis for companies. We offer quality data and a customized package of information to meet your project’s specific requirements.

Our wide-array of services includes:


The Gaston County Economic Development Commission is an excellent resource for community information. We have access to leading data sources and provide the latest and most accurate information.


Gaston County’s diverse workforce includes the more than 2.3 million residents of the Charlotte-Rock Hill-Gastonia Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), and Gaston itself has a population of over 210,000 (Census Bureau) with a labor force of over 100,000 residents (BLS LAUS).

Taxes & Incentives

Gaston County and the State of North Carolina offer a broad range of incentives for new jobs and investment to foster sustained growth and job creation in our region.


Gaston County has several utility systems serving the area. Most of the electrical, water and sewer capacity was designed to serve the textile industry. Over the years, a decrease in demand from the textile industry has resulted in a significant surplus of water and sewer capacity for most industrial properties.


The Gaston County EDC can help your company navigate through the permitting process to ensure quick turn-around and a smooth project from start to finish!


One of Gaston County’s advantages over others in the region is our access to all modes of transportation. In addition to numerous land and air connections, Gaston County provides a direct rail link to North Carolina’s seaports with the state’s rail-based Intermodal Terminal Network.

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Belmont, NC 28012
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