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Presentation by Mike Smith and John Marek at C100 Annual Meeting

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  • 1. GREATER STATESVILLE GTR SVL COMMITTEE OF ONE HUNDRED 2 0 0 9 A N N U A L M E E T I N G
  • 2. 2009 Challenges
      • Unemployment rate between 12% and 13%
      • Business closures
      • Tight capital
      • Reduced corporate revenues
      • 1Q Very slow
  • 3.
      • Site Selection magazine #1 Micropolitan for new and expanding industry
      • All-America City Award
      • Site Selection magazine Top Economic Development Group award
      • Strong finish with 4 announcements in final 6 weeks
    2009 Positives
  • 4. Piedmont Rubber Recycling
      • Existing industry expansion
      • Manufactures rubber mulch from recycled tires
      • Moved to larger building (Hanes)
      • 40 new jobs
      • $2.7 million new capital investment
  • 5. Talon Systems
      • Manufactures ready-to-assemble furniture and organizer systems
      • Bought Canac building
      • 150 new jobs
      • $3.5 million new capital investment
  • 6. Providência USA
      • Confirmed earlier announcement
      • Manufactures nonwoven fabrics
      • Building at West Park
      • 50 new jobs
      • $70 million new capital investment
    Providência USA
  • 7. Providência USA West Park construction site January 2010
  • 8. Commercial Vehicle Group
      • Existing industry expansion
      • Manufactures OTR truck seating
      • 40 new jobs
      • $1.7 million new capital investment
  • 9. Snider Tire
      • Existing industry expansion
      • Retreads OTR truck tires
      • 40 new jobs
  • 10. JS Fiber
      • Existing industry expansion
      • Manufactures bedding and similar home goods
      • Opening outlet store
      • 5 new jobs
      • Renovating unoccupied building on I-40
  • 11. Kooks Custom Headers
      • 48 new jobs
      • Adding second shift 2Q 2010, additional 14 jobs
      • Facility opened July 2009
  • 12.
      • Project pipeline
      • Product development
      • SBP shell building
      • Convergent study
      • Incentive policies
      • BRE & Marketing
    Looking Ahead to 2010
  • 13. Looking Ahead
      • Project Pipeline
  • 14. SBP Shell Building
      • Strong activity
      • Variety of client types
  • 15. Product Development
      • Statesville Airport
      • Barium Springs Technology Park
      • Troutman-LKN Business Park
      • Data Center Sites
  • 16. Convergent Study
    • Surveyed Statesville business and community leaders
    • GSDC effectiveness and future directions
    • Positive results
  • 17.
      • Powerful “closing” tool
      • Market-driven
      • Will be even more important as competition for jobs and investment heats up
    Incentive Policies
  • 18.
      • Industrial outreach
      • Partner referrals
      • Expansion assistance
      • Retention “intervention”
      • Corporate training
      • Community-building
    BRE Activities
  • 19. BRE Activities
      • Industrial Outreach Visits
  • 20. BRE Activities
      • Partner Referrals
  • 21. BRE Activities
      • New Expansion Projects
  • 22. BRE Activities
      • New Expansion Projects
  • 23. Marketing Greater Statesville
      • Online Advertising
      • Print Advertising
      • Email Marketing
      • Social Media
      • Live Event
  • 24. Online Advertising
      • Google AdWords
      • 3001 Clicks in 2009
      • 9 Million Impressions in 2009
      • 588 Clicks in 2008
      • 1.2 Million Impressions in 2008
  • 25. Print Advertising
  • 26.
      • The Growing Edge eNewsletter
      • Front & Center eNewsletter
      • Breaking News Alerts
    Email Marketing
  • 27.
      • Increased presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
      • Drive “conversations”
      • 31 Fans on Facebook
      • 144 Followers on Twitter
      • 348 LinkedIn Contacts
    Social Media
      • Increased presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
      • Drive “conversations”
      • 500 Fans on Facebook
      • 1000 Followers on Twitter
      • 500 LinkedIn Contacts
  • 28.
      • Corporate Training Workshops
      • Breakfast Buzz
    Live Event
      • Community Outreach
      • Iredell Manufacturers Council
      • GSDC Webinars?
  • 29. Thank you for your support of Greater Statesville