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Mission Statement – Monroe-Union County Economic Development

Monroe-Union County Economic Development seeks to improve the overall quality of life of every citizen in Union County, through the recruitment and retention of industry that will increase the per capita income, provide new opportunities, and reduce the overall tax burden; while strengthening the local economy through the diversification and broadening of the tax base.

Community Accomplishments & Recognitions

  • $1.11 Billion Invested (1996-2012)
  • 6,000 Jobs Created (1996-2012)
  • Monroe was named one of the Top 10 “No Brainers for Manufacturing in the South” (2013) – Southern Business & Development Magazine
  • City of Monroe and Union County formed the first unified, county-wide economic development organization in nearly 20 years (2012)
  • Monroe was named one of the Top 10 “Aerospace Clusters in the South” (2011) – Southern Business & Development Magazine
  • Union County was Top 10 in Job Creation (2000-2008) – CNN/Money.com
  • Lowest Unemployment in Charlotte Region for 10+ years – State of North Carolina
  • Indian Trail was named a Top 10 Town in 2009 – Family Circle Magazine
  • Monroe was Top 5 Nationally in Aerospace Recruitment (2008) – Expansion Solutions Magazine
  • Highest Geographic Concentration of Aerospace Companies in NC – NC Dept of Commerce
  • Golden Leaf Foundation Award Winner for Aerospace “Invitation Only” Training Grant (2009)
  • 14th Best Community College in the United States (SPCC) – Washington Monthly


Feature News

Gander Mountain to reopen three Charlotte-area stores under a new name

05 January 2018 - The popular hunting store Gander Mountain is reopening three stores in the Charlotte area under a new name: Gander Outdoors. Monroe's store is one of the stores that are re-opening.

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