Building a diversified economic base throughout Catawba County by recruiting new business and industry...

Join these community leaders and become a partner in Catawba County’s economic development efforts!

2015 & 2016 Committee of 100 Members
Catawba Valley Medical Center Mike Johnson's Hickory Toyota
Duke Energy Moss & Associates
Frye Regional Medical Center Patrick Harper & Dixon, LLP
A Signco Peoples Bank
Alex Lee, Inc. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company
BB&T Piedmont Natural Gas
Best of Beers Shurtape Technologies, LLC
CenturyLink Sign Systems, Inc.
CommScope The Stump Corporation
Concept Frames, Inc. Timmerman Manufacturing
Corning Cable Systems USI Insurance Services
D&H Real Estate, LLC United Beverages of NC, LLC
Electricities of NC, Inc. Vanguard Furniture
Energy United von Drehle Corporation
Hickory Mechanical Whisnant & Company, LLP
Lenoir Rhyne University Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor, LLP
Manpower
 ZF

What is the Committee of 100?

The Committee of 100 is the EDC’s private funding mechanism supporting target initiatives, marketing programs, analysis, site and park development efforts, and other special programs undertaken at the direction of the EDC Board. The EDC is responsible for attracting jobs and capital investment to the County; since 1978 the EDC has assisted in the creation of over 25,000 jobs and over $4.8 billion in investment in Catawba County.

Has the EDC been successful?

Many of the companies that you recognize as strong corporate citizens were recruited to the area through efforts of the EDC. Some of these include: GKN Driveline, General Dynamics-Prodelin, ZF Lemforder, Poppelmann Plastics and others. Our staff and Board are also actively working with existing companies to facilitate their continued growth & success. In the last five years (2011-2015), the EDC has assisted in the creation of over 2,500 jobs and $1 billion of investment. 

How do I know what the Committee of 100 is doing?

Supporters will be kept abreast of the Committee of 100 activities through breakfast meetings, invitation only social gatherings, appreciation events, a periodic newsletter, a subscription to the WPCOG Economic Indicators Report, and other mailings. Your involvement will allow you to keep current on issues & initiatives the Committee of 100 is working on & for you to let your ideas be known.

What will it cost?

A Committee of 100 Seat is $1000 per year (or more). Your financial support will help fund the many activities of the EDC.

What’s in it for me?

Increased job opportunities, economic growth and capital investment directly or indirectly benefit every business in Catawba County. A membership in the Committee of 100 is an investment opportunity for your own business. Members will receive special recognition on the EDC website, and on the EDC’s Plan of Work Brochure which is distributed annually at numerous meetings and events throughout the County. Other publications may be developed for additional exposure. 

Where does my money go?

The Committee of 100 funds will go to the marketing budget of the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation. This funding will support the EDC’s economic development programs and activities under the direction of the EDC Board. The EDC is a 501(c)3 non-profit Corporation and membership in and support of the Committee of 100 is tax deductible. A few examples include: spending directed to assist with preliminary engineering costs for the Target site; development of a site presentation package for a multi-jurisdictional business park suitable for very large users; and to fund an in-depth labor analysis, which has proven to be invaluable in our current recruiting efforts. 

How do I join the Committee of 100?

Simply click here, print out the flyer, fill out the form at the bottom of the second page and mail it to the EDC at the address below. Or call us at 828.267.1564 and we'll send you the form. If you have any questions, please call or email us and we'll be glad to answer any question you may have.