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Iredell EDC Announces New Director of Economic Development

Iredell County Economic Development Corporation (Iredell EDC) is pleased to announce and welcome Craig Goodson as Director, Economic Development.  In this role, Goodson will be responsible for new business development efforts, including business recruitment and expansion, and new product development across Iredell County.

Goodson comes to Iredell EDC from Davidson County EDC where he was the President/CEO.  Prior to that he served as the Business Development Manager for Lincoln EDA.  Mr. Goodson also has a tremendous level of experience in business development in the construction industry gleaned from respected companies such as Messer Construction Co., Edifice Inc., and John S. Clark Company.  He began his career in banking as an Assistant Vice President with Wachovia Bank. Mr. Goodson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Charlotte with a degree in Economics.  He also graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Banking.

Skilled in relationship building, Goodson will be a key liaison between businesses moving into or expanding in Iredell County and the resources they need to make a successful transition and attain their growth and expansion goals.

“I am excited to be a part of Iredell EDC,” Goodson shares.  “Over my career, I have forged many relationships throughout the county which gives this move the feel of coming home.  Iredell County offers a wide array of product to suit any size manufacturer or logistics company interested in locating or growing here.  I think the possibilities are endless, and I am eager to have a part in the growth and success of Iredell County.”

“We are thrilled to have Craig on board to lead our product development and business development strategy to bring new investment and jobs to our community. Craig has extensive experience in industrial development, business development, recruitment and retention, and incentives negotiations. He is well respected by our economic development allies and the real estate and site selection communities.” said Jenn Bosser, President & CEO.

About Iredell EDC

Iredell Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership that promotes economic growth and stability in our community by supporting the creation of new jobs and encouraging investment.  We accomplish this through new business attraction, support of existing industry, building a world-class workforce, and collaboration with our community to build prosperity for all.  For more information visit,