High Point has had a whole lot of economic development success in recent years and now the High Point Economic Development Corp. (EDC) has begun a newsletter to highlight current and future successes on a quarterly basis.

The newsletter will provide the latest in economic development efforts across High Point and Guilford County, as well as the Carolina Core – an economic development organization meant to spur development across much of central North Carolina.

The new newsletter will also highlight “special announcements” in the region.

High Point EDC Director Sandy Dunbeck explained the organization’s goals in the first newsletter that went out to the business community and other area leaders on Friday, July 28.

“It is our mission to create new investment and quality, head-of-household jobs in the city of High Point,” she wrote. “We accomplish this work through the recruitment of new businesses, retention of existing industries and assistance with revitalization projects across the community.”

The organization also puts out an extensive annual report. Loren Hill, the former head of the EDC, used to proudly present a copy of the report each year to the Guilford County Commissioners and then get a picture of all the commissioners reading the report.  That annual report was usually jam-packed with economic development success stories, so it makes sense that the EDC now wishes to update the community on a quarterly basis given the amount of new business that’s been coming to the city recently.

Dunbeck stated this week that 2022 is already off to a great start for the city, with multiple project announcements and a full staff for the EDC for the first time since the pandemic.

The organization has hired Montana Brown, who began on June 6 as a project manager, as the piece to complete the puzzle.