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October is Industry Appreciation Month

Today, the City of Lincolnton and Lincoln County officially signed proclamations declaring the month of October as Industry Appreciation Month. Surrounded by members of the Lincoln Economic Development Association board, representatives from industry in Lincoln County and others from the business community, Mayor John Gilleland and County Commissioner Chair, Alex Patton, signed their respective proclamations which are now hanging inside the LEDA offices.

Industry Appreciation Month is designed to call attention to the important role our manufacturers and distributors play in the economic well-being of our community. Several public events are held during the month, including the Proclamation Signing and an industry plant tour, as part of the month long celebration. Other special events are held during October specifically for the industries themselves and the LEDA membership.

City Mayor John Gilleland and Commissioner Alex Patton both expressed their words of gratitude for the presence of all businesses located in Lincoln County. Existing Business Manager for LEDA, Kara Brown, states, “It is our goal to recognize our industries and those who support our manufacturers and distributors as having a tremendous impact on the quality of life enjoyed here in Lincoln County. Without their presence and the jobs they provide our local economy would be practically non-existent; their contribution is critical.”