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LEDA introduces British Motorsports Execs to Lincoln County

Lincoln Economic Development Association and Doug Herbert Racing personnel introduced delegates from the Motorsport Industry Association of Great Britain to Lincoln County. Sixteen British delegates toured the drag racer’s Lincolnton shop and learned about the benefits and possibilities of locating facilities in the United States and Lincoln County in particular. Kim Phillips, Lincoln Economic Development Association Business Development Manager, addressed the group, welcoming them to Lincoln County and offering the association’s assistance in locating a business in the area. The industry leaders seemed particularly interested in the low tax structure offered by Lincoln County, Ray Everham’s East Lincoln Speedway venture, and new industrial and business parks that are forthcoming in eastern Lincoln nearer Lake Norman and the Charlotte Motor Speedway and Z Max Dragway.

The group arrived in Charlotte on Saturday, May 16, in order to attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Showdown and All-Star Race and spent some time touring race shops in the region. Doug Herbert’s was their last stop before heading to Indianapolis for the running of the Indianapolis 500. Many of the British Motorsport Industries were introduced to Herbert when he raced at the Santa Pod Raceway in Befordshire, England.

About LEDA: Lincoln Economic Development Association is a private, 501c(3) non-profit corporation charged with facilitating industrial and office development in Lincolnton and Lincoln County.

Through its public-private partnership the City of Lincolnton, Lincoln County, private citizens and the business community have come together to pursue well-balanced, quality growth for the community.

LEDA’s mission is to foster an economic environment that promotes:

• An enhancement of the standard of living by creating more and better jobs for the citizens of Lincolnton and Lincoln County

• An increased and diversified tax base to provide needed community services