Monroe, NC - Monroe Economic Development and Aviation Executive Director Chris Platé and Assistant Director Ron Mahle met with Charlotte Regional Partnership executives on Friday, March 26, to update the Partnership’s marketing team on the various assets that Monroe has to offer clients considering the Charlotte region.
“We have a clear mission to attract quality jobs and investment to the city of Monroe, It is critical that we work with our allies at the Charlotte Regional Partnership and within the regional business community to make them aware of the great potential our community holds for prospective businesses.”
- Chris Platé, Monroe Economic Development & Aviation Executive Director
The Monroe area has long been known as a manufacturing center and now boasts the highest concentration of aerospace companies in the state of North Carolina with more than 2,600 employed within that sector alone. As the hub of 13th fastest-growing county in the U.S., Monroe continues to attract a talented workforce and offers a range of housing to support nearly any type of project. ATI Allvac, Turbomeca Manufacturing and Goodrich Corporation and a cadre of industries surround the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport, which is currently lengthening its runway to 7,000 feet and adding other significant improvements that will further distinguish it as a leader in business aviation and aerospace development.
The discussion focused on the Monroe EDC’s work plan for the coming 18 months – and to what degree this can be leveraged by partnering with the Charlotte Regional Partnership, the economic development group tasked with marketing the entire 16-county Charlotte region.
“In these tough times, it is absolutely critical that we try to exploit our strengths in order to create jobs and attract capital investment within each and every one of our communities,” said Kenny McDonald, executive vice president of the Charlotte Regional Partnership.
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