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Matthew L. Pierce Has Become AICP Certified

Mooresville, NC – Iredell EDC is pleased to announce Matthew L. Pierce has become AICP certified through the American Planning Association. Pierce has been with Iredell EDC since 2018 and works as the Director, Business Retention & Expansion.  Pierce leads the EDC’s Small Business Ombudsman and Existing Industry efforts across Iredell County and works closely with businesses through the planning and permitting process.  The programs are designed to cultivate expansion and retention of businesses by understanding their collective needs, providing resources, and connecting them to networks.

“Matthew is a tremendous asset to our local industry and community partners.  His knowledge and expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, and permitting provide our team with a significant resource in helping small businesses and existing industries navigate the regulatory environment at the local level.  We are proud of Matthew and his success in achieving this significant professional accomplishment and feel strongly it will ad value to the credibility and capabilities of our organization,” said Jenn Bosser, President & CEO, Iredell County Economic Development Corporation.

The AICP Certification is the only nationwide, independent verification of planners’ qualifications. Those who become AICP certified pledge to uphold high standard of practice, ethics, and professional conduct.