Town invites business owners to discuss ways of generating growth
The Stallings town council agreed to look at ways to stir economic development in the town at their Monday, April 11 meeting.
Council member Paul Frost proposed inviting members from the local business community to the council’s monthly planning meeting session to discuss an identified topic and possible ways to encourage economic growth in the area.
“I think it is a great idea,” Mayor Pro Temp Wyatt Dunn said.
In a letter to his fellow council members, Frost wrote, “It will hopefully guide discussions of our council and future councils regarding the best possible return on investment of our tax dollars and other decisions that we make which impact the business community.”
Frost suggested inviting representatives from small and large businesses in Stallings, experts in regional economic development, experts in commercial real estate development, sales, investment and someone from Union County with economic responsibilities.
Frost along with Wyatt agreed to work with town manager Brian Matthews to define topics for discussion and to bring in appropriate members from the business community to speak about those topics.