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Business & Economic Development Week

September 30 - October 5

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Monday, September 30 

Manufacturing Roundtable:

Keeping the Future of Manufacturing Safe—Intellectual Property, Patent & Trademark Protection

The world changes in the blink of an eye, so with a panel of industry rockstars, the Gaston County EDC proudly presents a forward-looking program that involves a discussion on the state of intellectual property, patents, and trademark protections.

10:00am - 11:30am

Gaston College's Kimbrell Campus Auditorium


Please RSVP to directly.

Tuesday, October 1 

Women Who Rock Luncheon

Women rock. So we're celebrating them by teaming up with the Gaston Regional Chamber and the Gaston County Economic Development Commission. 


Featured Speaker: Ramona Holloway (the "other half" of the highly celebrated and awarded Matt & Ramona Show).

11:30am - 1:00pm

Gastonia Conference Center

Register here & now.

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Wednesday, October 2

Social Media Day

We want to give you an inside peek of Gaston County (if you can't make it here in person). We're just across the Catawba River, and business is boomin'. 

Thursday, October 3 

FUSE District Groundbreaking Ceremony

Gastonia's FUSE District will be revolutionary for the region: The multi-sports complex designed to attract private development will be an anchor for the quickly revitalizing downtown area. With mixed-use development deals already being made on surrounding lots, you will not want to miss this monumental groundbreaking event/celebration/party. *there'll be fireworks at the end, too.*

5:00pm - 8:30pm

FUSE District (800 West Main Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052)

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Friday, October 4 

City of Belmont Community Bus Tour

Collaborating with Belmont partners, the Gaston County EDC has given you a compelling reason to hop on for the ride: We'll be showing you some the new & potential developments around town, with tours of the Chronicle Mill Development, the recently opened TechWorks Gaston, and of course downtown Belmont—one of the nation's top ranked suburbs.

Meet at Gaston County Visitors Center: 11:00am

Bus Departs: 11:45am

Please RSVP to directly.

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