Economic Development

A three-time All America City and recipient of the U.S. Conference of Mayors top Livability Award, Gastonia is recognized as one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size, and quality of life. Those factors, combined with the City’s strategic location, just minutes west of Charlotte and midway between Atlanta and North Carolina’s Research Triangle, attracts business and industry looking for an ideal site to locate, re-locate, or expand.

The City of Gastonia offers various incentive programs designed to meet the needs of a range of businesses and industries. For more information on economic development opportunities, see the Quick Links box to the right or contact one of our economic development representatives:

Contact Information:
Kristy Ratchford Crisp
Economic Development Director
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
Rachel Bagley
Managing Executive-Marketing & Revitalization Initiatives
181 S. South Street, Suite 200, Gastonia, NC 28052
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
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