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 […]
December 2, 2009

NORTH CAROLINA NAMED NATION’S ‘TOP BUSINESS CLIMATE’ FOR 5th CONSECUTIVE YEAR

North Carolina remains the state with the “Top Business Climate,” according to Site Selection magazine. It is the fifth year in a row and the eighth time in nine years that the state has taken the top honor in the annual ranking by Site Selection, one of the nation’s premier magazines for economic development. Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission notes that “recent developments in Davie County, including the Townsend expansion, the world-class event center planned for Kinderton by Sterling Events, and the opening of Interstate Business Park with Wake Forest University Health Sciences Dialysis Center […]
November 25, 2009

Participate on the New Web Site For Davie County STEM Education

Thank you, Davie County! Over 425 members of our community attended the Davie County STEM Education Community Collaborative on September 28, 2009.  This was just the beginning of a community-wide cooperative effort. Help build on the momentum ~ Let’s continue to pull together as a community to improve STEM education in our schools and to better prepare our students for college, work, and life in the 21st century. Staying involved more important AND easier than ever ~ In order to continue demonstrating the energy, strength and commitment of our community, and to leverage this engagement for long term action, a […]
November 23, 2009

Great New Future for a Stunning 17,000 Square Foot Barn in Davie County

Thanks to Sterling Events of Clemmons, NC, the historic Win-Mock barn at Kinderton is scheduled for restoration.  It will be updated for safety and comfort and will be transformed into an event center that will soon host some of the most beautiful weddings, social events and corporate meetings in the southeast. The barn was built in the 1920’s by S. Clay Williams, former president of RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Like most structures with a claim to RJR heritage, this barn is architecturally magnificent. The culmination of a 2 year effort to obtain engineering, architectural and historic data, the restoration will […]