Redevelopment set to begin in the Depot District - calling all developers!
The City of Lexington released a detailed Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) for interested developers in the Depot District - RFEI due date is October 17, 2014!
A local entrepreneurial business, Lolly Wolly Doodle, is rapidly expanding through the use of social media and landed themselves on major news networks due to their ingenuity and social media business model! Steve Case, AOL co-founder, invested $20 million in this exploding company in Lexington, which is now producing 30,000 kids garments a month with over 580,000 loyal fans and customers on Facebook. Check out MSNBC video advertising this inspirational success story of entrepreneur Brandi Temple, founder and CEO of Lolly Wolly Doodle!
For local news information about this Lexington business, click on the article from Davidson County's News Source, The Dispatch.
Housed in a former furniture factory, Image Wizards has an ingenious niche with technological high definition photographic imaging on aluminum, which boasts intense reflectivity for photography and outlasts paper art by 50 years. Check out the MacVoices TV video about this innovative company in Lexington!
Lexington has a rich history, is centrally located in what is known as the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina, and prides itself as a business friendly community. Vigorous efforts are underway to completely redevelop the Depot District, home to the now City-owned eighteen acre former Lexington Furniture Plant 1 property, and to secure a passenger rail stop in Lexington by 2015. The Lexington Farmers Market has already made its home in the Depot District. Please contact us to find out how your business can too!
City Council firmly established in the Top 10 Goals to become a more business friendly community that will attract and support new and existing businesses. As part of this initiative, the City's Office of Business and Community Development is revamped to create a more entrepreneurial environment and recruit commercial businesses for job growth and quality of life in the community.
City Council has formed a strong partnership with Davidson County Economic Development Commission resulting in ongoing support for economic development initiatives and partnerships like the Davidson County Airport and the Lexington Business Center, which is now the home of a regional Save-A-Lot distribution center. For information regarding industrial site availability, please contact Davidson County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Steve Googe by email.
Lexington, NC is known as the "Barbecue Capital of the World" but hickory-cooked pork is not the only thing that is cooking here. So is the opportunity for new, expanding and relocating companies.
Site Selection magazine ranked the Lexington-Thomasville micropolitan area 3rd in the nation in economic development success in 2012. This area was ranked 4th in the nation in 2011 and 1st in both 2010 and 2007.
North. South. East. West. No matter what direction your business takes you, the logistics of a Lexington location are hard to beat with transportation access to:
- Four key highways (Interstate 85, US Highway 64, US Highway 52 (future I-285) and US Highway 29/70)
- Rail connections
- Deep water ports
- Central location that puts most eastern U.S. population centers within a day’s drive
With the annual Lexington Barbecue Festival, Richard Childress Vineyards and Racing Museum, as well as the Bob Timberlake Gallery, Lexington Tourism is a major economic driver. The City also supports the Uptown Lexington district which has historic Grimes Mill building ready for redevelopment!
Visit Lexington and contact the City Manager's Office or the Office of Business and Community Development today to find out how your business can thrive in Lexington!