JOIN US FOR A DISCUSSION ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF LAND DEVELOPMENT CHOICES
The public is invited to the Town Hall for a discussion led by Joe Minicozzi of Urban3, LLC. Mr. Minicozzi, an expert in land value economics, has performed an analysis of Matthews' development choices and will present his report to the public on Tuesday, June 18 from 7-9 pm at the Town Hall.
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The next meeting of the Economic Development Advisory Committee will take place on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 7:00 am.
Economic Development Incentive Grants
The Matthews Town Board has approved an Economic Development Incentive Grants Policy that will encourage businesses who are looking for a location to call Matthews home and for businesses already here to be able to stay and expand.
New and existing businesses will be able to apply for the grants. The businesses must commit to employing a number of employees at or above the average Mecklenburg County wages and operate for more than one year before they will receive the grant. There are several categories of criteria involved.
The policy may be reviewed in its entirety here: Economic Development Incentive Grant Policy
If your business would like to learn more about Economic Development Incentive Grants, contact Assistant Town Manager Jamie Justice at 704-847-4411 extension 233 or email
Matthews seeks a collaborative relationship with businesses as they work to achieve success in the world's economy. Priorities include: regional innovation, private/public partnerships with developers to bring businesses and industries with job opportunities and competitive salaries; environmentally sustainable development and more. We work with existing businesses as well as businesses that may potentially locate in the Town.
The Town is fortunate to have educational institutions in its midst that offer advanced degrees, undergraduate degrees and workforce training - Wingate University - Matthews and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). CPCC has an Institute for Entrepreneurship that provides both free and fee based courses that help you start, grow and manage businesses of every size.
Facade Grant program
The Town has grant funds available for businesses in the downtown area for Facade Improvements. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity.
Facade Grant Information and Application
Click here to view the property eligibility map
If you are interested in expanding your business, participating in an incubator or locating your firm in Matthews contact Jamie Justice, Assistant Town Manager at 704-847-4411 ext. 233 or email. He will be glad to assist you in achieving your business goals.