About the Centralina Economic Development Commission

Our Mission

To build collaborative partnerships to promote the growth of high technology industry clusters and expand economic activity and the regions ability to compete nation wide from within the greater Charlotte region.

Our History

The Centralina Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is a 501c3 organization serving the greater Charlotte region and supporting the key activities proposed in the Centralina Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The strategy outlines an approach to regional growth and prosperity that builds on the region's strengths, emphasizes key regional industry clusters, and prioritizes economic development projects. The Commission is supported by the Board of County Commissioners in eight North Carolina counties (Anson, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, and Union) by the City of Charlotte and the Town of Mooresville.  

The CEDC was created in 2005 by the Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) which provides staff support to the organization. Board Members are recommended by member governments and partners throughout the region.

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Board of Directors Officers

  • LaWana Mayfield, Chair
    City of Charlotte
  • Bill Thunberg, Vice-Chair
    Lake Norman Transportation Commission
  • Astrid Chirions , Treasurer/Secretary
    Latin American EDC