Discover Stanly 2017-2018 - Page 10

Chamber News EDC director describes the county’s economic development climate in a Q&A By Ritchie Starnes News Editor L ast March Michael Smith took over the reins as director of Stanly County’s Economic Development Commission (EDC). Smith brings a wealth of experience to the job, including 25 years of economic and business development in both the public and private sectors. Fo ][YX\”Z]\Y[][\H\]H˂\\Y[و[Y\H\H\œ\ۜX[]Y\[YYXY[\][ۋ\ۙ[\[\[]Z\Y\[B][Y[وX\][[]X]]\[[YܝXܝZ]]\[\\ܝ\[KH][\H\Y\H\Y[قHܝ\[HXۛZX][\\X][ۋXݚYY]ܚ[›ܝ[]Y\[\Y[][ۜ\]X[HY][]H[Y[ۘ[XۛZX][Y[XY\[ܝ\[K[܈Z[[KZ][ LYX\\^X]]H\X܈و]\ݚ[BY[ۘ[][Y[ \HB][YHX\][[[HB]H[\[[\XHX]B\[\\[[\KH[ŒL\ݙ\[H Mš[\[Y[YH\[\][[ۈܘ[B\\^\[\[Y\]Z\ܛ[^[[ۋ[]\ݚ[KZ]X\XYY][^[[ۈڙX]YHܙX][ۂو ][ ][YH؜[[ܙH[ Z[[ۈ[]\][[\Y[ ]Y&]ZHۙ܈Z]\\”[H[x&\\][[[\\H\[\XH\\\܈[]\X[[™XۛZX[\K]H\]Y\وH[H] \Z]ܘX[\HYܙYY\ZB[H]Y\[ۈ[[\ IJHܝ[BZ[YY]ܙX\[H[x&\XۛZX™][Y[]\K[\H\Y\و L]Y\[ۜYHZ]8&\\ۜ\˂K\X\^HH\[]HقXۛZX][Y[[[H[KKXۛZX][Y[\\B\]]]H[H\HY[ۋB\Hܝ[]HH][[\وB\\]H[H\[\ˈ\\XH\šۛۈ܈][H\و\Hۙ˜\]]ܜ܈]\[Y\X\œ]]H[[][ۈ[\][X]]KH]H]\[[X[^[[ۜš[[H[KX[\[[[ܙH[[[Y[[ M[B]HY[[X[YX\ˈH\][ۂوHKM H]\\ܙX]Y]™[\H[X]]HۈHX\\YHق\K\\و[Z\[ۙ\œX[HY]\[]QY[X\˜[]Z[Y\^HY[X\ˈ[Y][ۋHܙ[^][ۈ\YYH]›Y[X\[[\Z\[ۈܚ]^\[[\Y\[[]›ۙ\H[][]K܈HXۙZYYX\[H[H[Xۙ[H\HY[ۈ܈]\Y[X[\Z]\YY \H\HHܙX]XH]K][[]]B]\[[H\]\Y[X[ܛ][Y\X[ [\X[Y\\^\H[[Y [ݚYH؜܂H]\Y[˂K][H\Z]HHB]\x&\]Z[[[\H[›ZY[H\[]Z[KH[Y]H]\][ۈ][[\وXZ܈Y]\X\ٙ\ܝ[]Y\܈\Y\\][ۜ܂^\[ܝ\[H\[Y\ˈ[Y][ۋHYHXܜ[]][]K