Economic Development

Registration Open for Town of Matthews 2019 Business Summit

Learn how Mecklenburg County and the Town of Matthews are supporting businesses, building an appealing community, and improving the quality of life in our town.


Current and future business owners and leaders across greater Matthews are invited to attend the 2019 Business Summit: Matthews Rising:  Building Community = Supporting Business.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Current and future Matthews business owners and leaders, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the programs, services, and initiatives available to local businesses.    


WHAT: The Town of Matthews Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) is once again coordinating an annual Business Summit, which will include insightful presentations, a panel discussion, and an interactive conversation with the audience. The program is free and lunch is included.

WHEN: 11:15am to 1:00pm on Friday, October 11, 2019

WHERE: Matthews Sportsplex meeting room, 2425 Sports Parkway, Matthews. Pre-registration by Friday, October 4 is required since seating is limited.

WHY: At this 2019 Business Summit, attendees will learn about the programs and services the Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development provides to assist with development, growth, and retention of businesses of all sizes. Attendees will also hear how the Town is building community to make Matthews a welcoming environment for businesses. Finally, an insightful panel discussion will focus on the ways area organizations are supporting current Matthews businesses.

This 2019 Business Summit is free and is presented by EDAC. Attendees must register for this event at:  no later than Friday, October 4 at 5:00 p.m. Contact Town Clerk Lori Canapinno with questions at or 704-708-1222.


Welcome to the Town of Matthews, a community connected to a wonderful quality of life. Matthews is in a prime location near Charlotte and its regional amenities, within a few hours of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Carolina coast while providing close access to transportation networks (I-485, U.S. 74), Amtrak service, and both regional and international airports.

Matthews is home to vibrant national and international businesses with available land, office space and infrastructure in place. If you are already doing business in Matthews we are available to assist you with any expansion or improvements to your operations.

If you are a new business, Matthews is the perfect locale for your endeavors. We have available properties and land for most types of businesses. We will also work with state agencies to help you qualify for state incentives or grants. Review our brochure for new businesses for helpful information about starting a business in Matthews. 

The Matthews Board of Commissioners 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. The policy may be reviewed in its entirety here:  Economic Development Incentive Grant Policy

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 an educational institution in its midst that offers degrees and workforce training Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). CPCC has a Small Business Center that provides both free and fee based courses that help you start, grow and manage businesses of every size.

If you are interested in expanding your business, locating your firm here or learning more about the opportunities awaiting your business in Matthews contact Assistant Town Manager Becky Hawke at 704-708-1231 or by email. She will be glad to assist you in achieving your business goals.


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