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March 2008

LEDA Brings In CEO of NC Chamber The Lincoln Economic Development Association hosted its first Lincoln Leaders Seminar featuring, Lew Ebert, President and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber. He shared with the audience that North Carolina was the second poorest state in America fifty years ago and is now ranked the fourth fastest growing state and the fifth largest manufacturing state in America today. "It’s like we are on steroids, the good kind," says Ebert. "Other states are taking a hard look at what North Carolina is doing and want to duplicate it." Ebert explained that the job of the NC Chamber is to be the front line advocate for businesses, going to bat for their needs and focusing on the things that businesses care about. "Being complacent is not what our job is," said Ebert. The pillars for a prosperous state are education and workforce development, making sure the economy has the tools necessary to be successful, and to have a competitive business climate. Mr. Ebert ended with the comment that "The future matters and we need business leaders to help, shape and lead".

"Other states are taking a hard look at what North Carolina is doing and want to duplicate it." –Lew Ebert, President and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber

March 2008

LEDA Hosts Fourth Annual Milestone Achievement Awards Lincoln Economic Development Association hosted its fourth annual Milestone Achievement Awards Banquet at Court Street Grille in Lincolnton. The event recognizes manufacturers and distributors in the City of Lincolnton as well as Lincoln County for their past, present and future commitment to the county on their 5 year anniversaries. There were six recipients present for the Milestone Award Banquet this year: Allied Manufacturing 10 years; Central Carolina Sprinkler Co., Inc. 25 years; RSI Home Products, Inc. Semi-Custom 10 years; Russo’s Tinting 10 years; Textile Piece Dyeing, Inc. 15 years; and Westport Marina 25 years. In addition to the six awards that were presented at the ceremony, six others achieved milestones as well: Custom Works RC Products 5 years; Duke Power CT Plant 15 years; National Fruit Products 35 years locally and 100 years for their corporation; Northeast Chassis & Bodies 10 years; Precision Performance Coatings 10 years; and PriceDavis, Inc. 30 years.

The Milestone Achievement Award recognizes manufacturers and distributors in the City of Lincolnton as well as Lincoln County for their past, present and future commitment to the county on their 5 year anniversaries. 9

LEDA 2008-2009 Annual Report  

A review of the 2008-2009 fiscal year for the Lincoln Economic Development Association

LEDA 2008-2009 Annual Report  

A review of the 2008-2009 fiscal year for the Lincoln Economic Development Association

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