From Business North Carolina:

TechWorks, an incubator that will locate in downtown Belmont, is just one of the projects Gaston County leaders have underway designed to transform the county into a high-tech center that is already attracting businesses from all over the world. Provided By TechWorks of Gaston County.

Most of Gaston County’s 15 incorporated cities and towns still boast a unique, Southern friendliness with walkable downtowns, locally owned businesses and a charm not usually found in larger metropolises. Separated from Mecklenburg County by the Catawba River, greater Gaston is a haven where the Norfolk Southern railroad whistle can be heard at dusk, parades fill Main Streets on holidays and hikers escape to Crowders Mountain State Park to climb The Pinnacle, at 1,705 feet.

But change is occurring in Gaston County. It’s happening in the east, along the Catawba, where a technology headquarters is coaxing businesses into the digital age.

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