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Address

Mailing Address:

Office of Economic Development
600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Staff Outreach Calendar

Contact

Monica Grier
Administrative Support Coordinator
980-314-2941

​Existing Industry

Mecklenburg County recognizes the value existing businesses bring to our community by providing jobs and capital investments. The Existing Industry Program provides support and resources to the employers of Mecklenburg County.

Mission: To proactively connect with manufacturers, headquarters and distribution to understand and respond to local business needs and to retain these companies in the county as they grow and expand.


The Existing Industry program provides services and support to businesses in the following areas:


  • Expansion & Growth
    • Building and site identification
    • Infrastructure and utility upgrades
    • Assistance with permitting and zoning
    • Grant funding assistance

  • Workforce and Training
    • Sourcing supply chain connections, locally and regionally
    • ISO certification assistance
    • Six Sigma & lean training resources
    • International trade assistance

  • Utilities, Infrastructure & Transportation
    • Rail assistance and rail infrastructure grants
    • Accessing lighting, HVAC, industrial equipment rebates
    • Assistance with water, wastewater and storm water
      concerns
    • Connection to State programs for environmental concerns, brownfields and more



Contact: Gretchen Carson
Email: gretchen.carson@mecknc.gov
Phone980-314-2758
Program Highlights

"Simply put, the support and guidance provided by the Existing Industry Program Manager, Gretchen Carson, is world class." 

- Grant A. Adams, Director of Strategic Projects   US Bottlers Machinery Company


Address

Mailing Address:

Office of Economic Development
600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Staff Outreach Calendar

Contact

Monica Grier
Administrative Support Coordinator
980-314-2941