April 25, 2022

Economic Development Continues: Davie County to Get Four New Spec Buildings

After gaining an impressive six new industrial partners last year, Davie County is focusing on the next wave of development by replenishing its inventory of buildings.    Four additional industrial spec facilities, ranging from 130,000 to 500,000 SF, are in the planning stages or under construction to replace those filled by Hayward Holdings, Sportsfield Specialties, DFA, Scott Bader, and Palltronics. Attracting these companies is the result of having available shell buildings with quick access to I-40.  “April 2022 is a time to celebrate our existing partners and welcome new ones into our industrial spec building arena,” said Bralley, president of the […]
February 25, 2022

Town of Mocksville Kicks off 2022-2023 Budget Process

“Where there is no vision, the people perish,” said Mocksville Town Manager Ken Gamble, quoting Proverbs, as he kicked off the town’s strategic planning and budget retreat this month at the Davidson-Davie Community College. “Today we will be talking about the numbers and how to best utilize the resources that we have.”  The half-day meeting was designed to give the town board and staff the opportunity to discuss the challenges and needs facing the town during the coming year and to look at the big picture before making specific decisions about how to allocate resources.  Fortified by coffee, biscuits, and […]
February 26, 2021
FabworX Chooses Mocksville for Its US Headquarters

FabworX Chooses Mocksville for Its US Headquarters

Have you ever wished to convert your vehicle into a comfortable place to sleep on the road? FabworX, a UK company opening its US headquarters in Mocksville in March, can help make that dream a reality.    For the past four years, the company’s 15 employees have manufactured a complete line of car/van seats that convert into beds at a 10,000 sq ft. facility in Chesterfield, UK. Its new facility at 195 Ken Dwiggins Drive will triple its production space.   Liam Mullen, FabworX founder/managing director, is now hiring skilled metal fabricators, assembly technicians, and skilled upholstery/machining/auto trimmer specialists and hopes to […]
February 2, 2021
Davie County virtual job fair for Davie Connect, Davie COunty Economic Commission and DavieWorks

Virtual Job Fair Offers More Than 50 Job Opportunities

Looking for a job? Look no further than Davie County. The NC Triad: Virtual Get Hired Event is for anyone looking for a new job or who would like to upgrade their life with a new, meaningful career. Davie CONNECT, the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, and Davie County Economic Development Commission have partnered with the Piedmont Trial Workforce Development Board/PTRC to host this FREE virtual hiring event on February 10th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Many of our Davie County employers are hiring right now and have several positions to fill.  A virtual job fair provides a great […]
April 3, 2020

CARES Act Overview and Loan Comparison

Overview and Comparison of New SBA Loan Opportunities An Overview and Comparison by the SBA of Loans Through CARES This information comes to us from the SBA and compares the relief loans available to small businesses as well as giving business owners the details of next steps to take. SBA Emergency Loans The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, allocates $349 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the current circumstances they are encountering. The CARES Act provides funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, modifies the existing Emergency Injury […]
March 30, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses

EDC Update for Local Small Businesses This update contains important information from Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, for small businesses. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Loan Guarantees Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses that maintain their payroll during this emergency. This also includes independent contractors and self-employed businesses. Download Your Guide Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis […]
March 25, 2020

Essential Businesses Should Register Today to Avoid Closure

NOTE: UPDATED 3/25/20 at 4:30 p.m. Essential Business? Register Today To Avoid Closure The NC Office of Emergency Management is collecting information on businesses that wish to be deemed essential in case we reach the point that such a designation is necessary.  “State legislators are suggesting to any business that is concerned about further closings to send an email sooner rather than later,” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission.  Businesses that wish to be considered essential should email beoc@ncdps.gov with the following information: Business name Point of Contact including: name email phone number address Nature […]
March 20, 2020
Covid-19 is having a profound effect on all businesses and each is searching for the best way to move forward

Davie EDC Shares Industry Response to COVID-19

Keeping Employees Healthy AND Keeping the Doors Open During this unprecedented global health crisis, Davie County industries are seeking ways to protect the health of their employees and keep their doors open and businesses running as smoothly as possible.  Best Practices That Are Currently Being Implemented Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission (DCEDC) surveyed the county’s largest employers to find out how they are accomplishing those goals.   “Covid-19 is having a profound effect on all businesses and each is searching for the best way to move forward,” said Bralley, as he shared steps taken by different […]
February 21, 2020

Congressional Industry Tour

By Jeanna Baxter White Industry Tour Showcases Davie County Businesses The Davie County Economic Development Commission hosted a tour for Congressional representatives last week to foster relationships between Davie County’s industries and the federal government.  Representatives for U.S. Senator Richard Burr, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, and Congressman Ted Budd toured Ashley Furniture Industries and watched the furniture manufacturing and distribution process, learned about lifecycle solutions for truck parts at DEX Heavy Duty Parts, and observed the aircraft tire retreading process at Dunlop Aircraft Tyres.  “Hosting industry tours for our congressional reps provided such a great opportunity for them to see […]