GCS is moving Rowan Forward: Join to Help Grow Our Community

The Rowan County Economic Development Commission (EDC) has launched a program called Forward Rowan with its aim to increase economic growth. The Rowan EDC stated, “Covid-19 has made it even more imperative for us to implement the Forward Rowan plan to ensure jobs and investment come to Rowan County.”

An article from the Salisbury Post shares that Forward Rowan is a five-year campaign that seeks to bring 2,500 jobs to Rowan County with average wages exceeding $33,000 and $350 million in capital investment by the end of 2024. In addition to that, “By achieving that goal, the EDC expects Rowan County to see consumer spending increase by $82.7 million.”

To get the project started the Rowan EDC recognized a public-private partnership funding model. Global Contact Services (GCS) strongly believes in this movement to improve our community and was the first to invest in Forward Rowan. Also joining its committee are our CEO, Greg Alcorn and COO, Bryan Overcash.

Greg understands the effect the pandemic has left on our city and community. He wants to be able to help build and deliver high-performance economic development services to further the development of Rowan. He supports the Rowan EDC to help keep jobs here and bring new ones to the area.

Bryan was the past chair of the Rowan EDC and helped changed its focus to the Forward Rowan strategic plan. Bryan states, “Forward Rowan plan calls for more, more support for existing industry, more marketing to attract new firms and investment in Rowan County. And, more work to make sure we have the workforce, infrastructure, and pro-business climate we need to grow and attract jobs.” Bryan believes Forward Rowan will bring greater prosperity, reduce poverty, and enhance our quality of life by 2024.

The plan is already on the move and the EDC now even has more than fifteen business looking to either expand in or move to Rowan County. So, what are you waiting for? Join us in investing to moving Rowan forward together.

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