Economic Development

The Economic Development Department focuses on fostering and promoting the growth of the local economy. This department collaborates with various stakeholders, such as businesses, educational institutions, and community organizations, to identify opportunities, address challenges, and encourage sustainable economic development. Through targeted programs, incentives, and partnerships, the department plays a crucial role in building a thriving and resilient local economy. Learn more about what Gastonia has brewing at


Director of Economic Development


Economic Development Specialist

Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.


✆ 704-866-6714

⟟ 181 S. South Street
Gastonia, NC 28052