April 7, 2010

Power Tray, LLC Selects Davie County for New Manufacturing Operation!

Davie County is Home to One of the Most Important “Green” Initiatives in the Country Power Tray, LLC produces environmentally friendly packaging from renewable resources. One of the most important “green” initiatives in the country, Power Tray packaging is designed to replace the Styrofoam packaging used throughout the food industry. Production in the facility is ramping up and by this fall Power Tray LLC expects to be running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with production running into the hundreds of millions annually. Power Tray, LLC Selects Davie County After looking at hundreds of buildings and sites throughout […]
March 8, 2010

Biotech Employment Grows ~ Davie County Represented at 2010 CED Biotech Conference

The most recent step in pursuit of a vision for a biotech center in Davie County was attending the premier life science event in the southeastern United States, the 2010 CED Biotech Conference hosted by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, in partnership with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and the North Carolina Biosciences Organization. The CED Biotech Conference, with over 1200 participants, helped Davie County expand its network of contacts and relationships with leaders and entrepreneurs in the Biotech industry. While most industry segments had a down year in 2009, biotech continues to grow and North Carolina is widely recognized […]
January 25, 2010

Davie County STEM Education Update

Dr. Linda Bost, Assistant Superintendant of Davie County Schools delivered an update on the Davie County STEM Education Initiative during the quarterly Davie County Economic Development meeting held on Friday, January 22nd. Presentation Highlights: Dr. Bost explained that we need to integrate STEM disciplines across all areas of study and that team-based, real world problem-solving that leverages all of the knowledge of a diverse team of students with access to unlimited digital resources is the essence of what we will achieve in Davie County.  This approach integrates STEM disciplines across all areas of study and produces  21st century renaissance citizens […]
January 25, 2010

CEO of WFUBMC Presents Update to Davie County

The WFUBMC Strategic Plan Includes Davie County. Dr. John Dr. John D. McConnell, M.D., the Chief Executive Officer of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center was the keynote speaker at the Davie County Economic Development Commission quarterly update meeting on Friday, January 22, 2010. Dr. McConnell described components of the strategic plan for Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center as they relate to Davie County. Dr. McConnell highlighted the importance of partnerships, affiliations and regional delivery systems; training, education, and discovery-based centers of excellence; recruiting, retention and promotion; collaboration, discovery and enabling platforms.   All of these are areas of focus […]
January 20, 2010

South-Sourcing: The Southern Advantage!

I just finished reading a terrific book by Joe Hollingsworth, Jr. “The Southern Advantage.” With lots of facts and figures and anecdotes that bring them to life, the advantage of being located in the southern US is clearly demonstrated. Affordability and Economic Vitality The underlying economic fundamentals of the South have transformed the profitability of companies and entire industries that had the foresight to locate in the world’s 4th largest economy.  Nissan, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and other foreign automakers clearly did their homework when deciding to locate their North American operations in the south. In the span of half a […]
January 18, 2010

WinMock at Kinderton ~ Progress Update on World-Class Event Center for Davie County

Back on November 23rd, 2009 we published a story on the fabulous future for the stunning 17,000 square foot barn which was part of WinMock Farm in Davie County. Today, Sterling Events officially announced the name, logo and a new web site for this outstanding project. The name of the event center will be WinMock at Kinderton. The name was selected to honor the property’s rich history and to stay true to the barn’s original namesake. The historic property, a gorgeous white dairy barn with a striking rounded, red roof overlooking the Yadkin River, will be transformed into an upscale […]
January 13, 2010

North Carolina Department of Commerce ~ Partners with Davie County

Members of the Davie County Economic Development Commission and the Chamber of Commerce met with our partners at the North Carolina Department of Commerce at their offices in Raleigh earlier this week.  The purpose of the meeting was to update the Department of Commerce on development activities in Davie County and to provide details on buildings and sites available for future development in the county. The partnership between Davie County and the North Carolina Department of Commerce has always been strong and positive and this meeting helped strengthened that partnership as we were able to express our appreciation personally to […]
January 13, 2010

Davie County Named One of 12 Great Places to Visit in North Carolina!

Our State: Down Home in North Carolina, a prestigious and celebrated monthly magazine names Davie County as one of 12 locations to visit across the state of North Carolina. The January 2010 cover story, “Year of the North Carolina Vacation” recommends a trip to Davie County with a terrific article on the Bullhole and the founding of RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls.  The article includes a brief but informative history of the area and a glimpse into the potential future of the park.  With up to 250 visitors per day, our little swimming hole sure has come a long way.  The […]
December 2, 2009

New Hospital Coming to Davie County!

Local Health Care Investments Continue to Spur Economic Growth in Davie County, North Carolina ~ Announcing one of the largest investments ever in Davie County during a news conference today, Donny C. Lambeth, President of North Carolina Baptist Hospital told the audience that Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will receive a Certificate of Need (CON) to build a hospital in Advance that will include 50 acute care beds, 10 observation beds, and an out-patient ambulatory care center. Additionally, Wake Forest Baptist may also file a new CON application to build a critical access hospital with up to 25 beds […]