Congratulations to Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, who was named a 2023 Power Player by the Triad Business Journal. The program was designed to recognize those who are guiding our region to a stronger future.
To build the 7th annual list, TBJ looked back through the headlines of the past 18 months at leaders championing efforts that can dynamically change the region’s trajectory — and that of the cities, counties, and communities within it. These key leaders are shepherding and executing game-changing initiatives or developments that are moving the Triad economy forward.
These elite 80 players are CEOs, college presidents, influential developers, and the directors of the region’s largest airport, biggest entertainment venues and most cutting-edge medical company.
In a summary about Bralley, TBJ stated, “Why he’s a Power Player: Davie County isn’t one of the big counties in the Triad, but with its strategic location and infrastructure, it’s played above its proverbial weight. In 2023, it’s seen a $100 million expansion of Avgol’s nonwoven facility in Mocksville and an expansion by Pro Refrigeration. And development shows no sign of slowing in Davie — Windsor Commercial’s 500,000-square-foot spec building at Davie Industrial Center just came on the market, and The Hollingsworth Cos. announced in May it will build specs of 130,492 and 152,241 SF at SouthPoint Industrial Park in Mocksville with the intent of finding long-term tenants in light manufacturing or distribution.”
Although honored to receive the award again this year, Bralley credits Davie County’s economic development success to a collaboration between local and state government officials, business leaders, private sector investors, and a successful spec-building program.
“Economic development really is a team sport, it takes each and every one of us working together to make these kinds of projects happen. Our representatives in Raleigh, along with the elected officials from across Davie County, have learned how to coordinate efforts to get things done quickly and efficiently.”
‘It is a very competitive world we live in today,” Bralley added. “What really makes the difference is figuring out the opportunities that are out there and what it will take to make things happen. This community, time and time again, has led by example in terms of finding ways to get rid of impediments to growth.”