The Salisbury-Rowan Economic Development Commission (EDC) is dedicated to the economic development of Rowan County North Carolina and the Charlotte metro region. Formed in 1984, the EDC’s primary role is to stimulate new capital investment and job growth through business expansion and attraction initiatives in Rowan County and its 10 municipalities.
For more information visit: www.rowanedc.com
Your voice is critical to ensuring progress on many key issues that affect our business climate and quality of life. Issues such as education funding, transportation funding, economic development programs and numerous other quality of life initiatives are constantly being debated by all levels of government.
The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce needs you to add your voice to the dialogue by contacting your legislators. Most legislators are influenced by an outpouring of support from their constituents. This is where you come in. How can you help?
First, register to serve on the Chamber's Government Affairs Committee. By signing on, you will be engaged in advocacy activity on key issues facing the Chamber. If you know a member of our legislative delegation on a personal level, we need you!
Second, you can help promote the business agenda by contacting your legislators directly.
Lastly, you might also consider attending a Salisbury City Council meeting, local municipality or Rowan County Commission meeting.
Thank you for taking the time to get involved!
Tim Norris, Past Chair, Government Affairs
The Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College can help you start a small business or grow an existing business with a plan of action for lasting success. The Rowan-Cabarrus SBC offer seminars and services at no cost and free confidential one-on-one business counseling.
For information on the Small Business Center Brochure click here
To register for SBC Seminars, click here
Register for One-on-One Free Business Counseling here
The Chamber makes every attempt to heighten the awareness of the need to support local businesses and service providers with our new BUY LOCAL initiative. Large retailers like Wal-Mart and Office Depot provide economic viability that is essential to our community’s future prosperity, as well as, boutiques, restaurants, medical professionals, attorneys, car dealers, accountants, caterers, and publishers/printers.
Everybody in business in Rowan County is a stakeholder in what happens to our community. For every dollar spent locally -- 63 cents stays in the community with local jobs and investments. Everybody who lives, works and buys in the community shares that responsibility with the knowledge that every dollar we each spend here, is an investment in the shared provision of things like education, municipal services, arts programs, parks, playgrounds, and jobs!
Cindy Hart, Past Chair