Community Support of Economic Development Leads to Impressive Job and Investment Growth

In December 2013, the Davie County Economic Development Commision launched the “Together We Are Davie” campaign, an ambitious economic growth initiative to create over 1,200 new jobs and to raise $100 million in new corporate investments by 2018. The community was challenged to meet a capital fundraising goal of $1 MILLION DOLLARS.

Thanks to the generous support of 59 visionary companies and individuals, the initiative was a resounding success and the results have been extraordinary.

Davie County led the state in job creation from 2013-2017 with 23 percent job growth while the state of North Carolina averaged just 8.5 percent during the same time period! Recently, the North Carolina Commerce Department recognized Davie County as one of the top 20 economies in the state.

Together we have:

  • Created more than 1,200 jobs
  • Assisted local companies with acquiring $3.6 million in state/federal grants
  • Attracted private investment of more than $111 million
  • Attracted over 1,000,000 square feet of new spec industrial buildings
  • Dropped our unemployment rate from 13% to 3%

“All of this has been accomplished with about half of the funds raised!” said Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “The capital fund created through this initiative will continue to help sustain job creation, growth, and beneficial economic development in the future. The success of the initiative also proves that investment in the community pays dividends.  Such investment should become a continuous part of our business and economic culture going forward and not merely confined to one great effort.”

“On behalf of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, I’d like to say thank you to the companies and individuals that contributed to this extraordinarily successful campaign, you’ve demonstrated good citizenship at its best” Bralley said. “Economic development is a team sport. Together We are Davie!”

Our Generous Contributors

Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Allen Geomatics
Amarr Company
Bandy Insurance Agency
Bank of the Ozarks
BB&T
Beaufurn
BRJ Properties
Carolina Farm Credit
Christy Trucking Company
Comfort Bilt Windows & Doors
CPP Global
Davie Community Foundation
Davie Construction Company
Davie County Publishing
Davie Electrical Co.
Duke Energy
Eaton Funeral Home
Energy United
Facility Logistic Services
Fuller Welding & Fabrication
Funder America
G.L. Wilson
Hayworth Miller Funeral Home
Hillsdale Real Estate Group
Innovative Management Systems
Landmark Builders
Magnolia Construction
Martin and Van Hoy
Mebane Charitable Foundation
Meg Brown Home Furnishings
Miller Building & Remodeling
Novant Health – Clemmons Medical Center
Omega Construction
Pro Refrigeration
Quality Oil Company
Republic Waste Services
S&ME
Shelco
Sterling Events Group/WinMock at Kinderton
Stimmel Associates
Sum5 Communications/DavieLife
The Resource
Timmons Group
VF Jeanswear Mocksville
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Walmart
Wells Fargo
Yadtel Group

Individual Sponsors:
Christine/Terry Bralley
Terry Bumgarner
Darrin Hartness
William F. Junker, Sr.
George Martin
Jane/David Simpson
Chip Sisk
James J. Stockert