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Economic Diversification

Diversified business growth broadens the tax base, provides sustainable employment and mobility for residents, and strengthens the overall economic ecosystem.

With the objective of attracting talented individuals to the region and leading strategic economic development activities in downtown Gastonia, the GBA undertakes several strategic initiatives. These include promoting the unique quality of life and economic advantages of Gaston County and taking the lead in developing and executing a comprehensive downtown Gastonia redevelopment strategy. 

Highlighting Gaston 
It is our privilege to share information about Gaston's quality of life and economic benefits.  Gaston is a vibrant community located in the heart of a booming Piedmont region of North Carolina. With a rich history, diverse population, and endless opportunities for creating and growing a business, Gaston County is the perfect place to call home.

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Gastonia Redevelopment Strategy

The GBA, in partnership with the City of Gastonia and Gaston County, is leading an initiative to create a transformative development-focused strategy and implementation plan for downtown Gastonia’s built environment.

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