Committee of 100 is the EDCís 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 3000 jobs and over
$2 billion in investment in Catawba County. The EDC
efforts caused over 1500 jobs to be created in 2006
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:
Getrag, General Dynamics-Prodelin, ZF Lemforder,
Poppelmann Plastics and others; Our staff and Board
are also actively working with existing companies
such as the von Drehle Corp., Shurtape, and others
to facilitate their continued growth & success.
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.
will it cost?
A Committee of 100 Seat is $1000 per year. The
requires a minimum commitment for 5 years (or
totaling $5,000 or more). Your financial support
will help fund the many activities of the EDC.
Consider making an investment in the Committee of
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 at
on the EDCís Plan of Work Brochure which is
distributed annually at numerous meetings and events
throughout the County. Other publications may be
developed for additional exposure.
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 EDCís
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.
As an example, spending was directed to assist with
preliminary engineering costs for the Target site,
to develop 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
I join the Committee of 100?
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 the number below and
we'll send you the form. If you have any
questions, please call us or email us and we'll be
glad to answer any question you may have.