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Published in The Gaston Gazette on February 19, 2017. Written by Pete Anderson.

The Bridge is back

Gaston roots for Catawba Crossing

The Garden Parkway proved to be a bust, but Gaston County isn’t giving up the dream of another bridge crossing the Catawba River. Charlotte’s future River District just might provide the catalyst Catawba Crossings needs.

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Published in The Gaston Gazette on October 5, 2016.  Written by Michael Barrett.

City forges ahead with plan for downtown for entertainment district

To many west Gastonia residents, the dilapidated former Sears building on Franklin Boulevard has been like a witch that years ago cast a spell of stagnancy just west of downtown.

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Published in The Gaston Gazette on August 8, 2016. 

Catawba Crossings would bring critical connectivity

By Tim Efird and Regina Moody

Improved transportation access is a fundamental necessity for Gaston County to grow and prosper. We are blessed with the connectivity provided by I-85 and Wilkinson Boulevard, but those traffic arteries are too limited in their capacity and prone to maddening traffic tie-ups in the event of an accident. What Gaston County really needs is greater access across the Catawba River. Now, we are all one step closer to that, thanks to last week’s vote in favor of Catawba Crossings.

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Published in The Charlotte Observer on     June 5, 2016.  Written by Eli Portillo.

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Can a snappy new brand help kick-start development in Gaston County?

Gaston has the lowest growth rate of counties surrounding Mecklenburg

 A new ‘Gaston Outside’ brand is meant to change perception of county

The hope is a better image will lead to more investment and new residents

   What do you think of when you hear “Gaston County?” If you’re like most people in Mecklenburg County in a recent survey, the answer is “not much.” And Gaston County leaders – the county with the slowest growth rate of Mecklenburg’s neighbors, long perceived to be made up of lagging communities of defunct textile mills – have a plan to change that.

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Greater Gaston Development Corporation is a corporation that unites the power of Gaston County's private and public leadership to cultivate development strategies that accelerate business investment and job growth. Through our Alliance for Growth initiative, we plan deliberate growth and economic strategies that are designed to create a successful, thriving future for Gaston County.  Did you know that Gaston County is one of North Carolina's leading exporting counties?

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The Greater Gaston Development Corporation will support and implement directly or with others, a series of actions designed to promote our unique assets and improve the economic competitiveness of Gaston County in the Charlotte region and North Carolina.

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