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Pee Dee Electric Honored as the Energizing Anson Industry of the Year

Pee Dee Electric, a leading provider of reliable and affordable electricity in the southern Piedmont region, has been recognized as the Energizing Anson Industry of the Year. This prestigious award acknowledges Pee Dee Electric's outstanding contributions to local industry and its commitment to powering progress and prosperity in the Anson County community. Since 1938, Pee Dee Electric has demonstrated unwavering dedication to delivering high-quality electricity services to its members. Through innovative solutions and a customer-centric approach, the cooperative has played a pivotal role in driving economic growth and improving the quality of life for residents and businesses in the Anson County area. "We are incredibly honored to receive this award, and we see it as a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team," said Cathy Page, speaking on behalf of Pee Dee CEO Donnie Spivey. "At Pee Dee Electric, we take great pride in not only providing reliabl
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Anson Economic Development Corporation Welcomes New Executive Director

The Anson Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Randy Collins as its new Executive Director. With a proven track record driving economic growth and fostering community development, Collins brings a wealth of experience and strategic leadership to propel AEDC's mission forward. In his new role, which he will assume September 1st, Collins will be responsible for spearheading AEDC's efforts to attract new businesses, promote job creation, and enhance the overall economic vitality of the Anson community. He will collaborate with local stakeholders, businesses, and government entities to identify opportunities, develop innovative initiatives, and drive sustainable growth. "We are thrilled to welcome Randy Collins to lead the Anson Economic Development Corporation," said Don Scarborough, Chair of the AEDC Board of Directors. "His diverse background and his passion for community engagement make him the perfect fit to guide our

Anson Economic Development Corporation is hiring an Executive Director

A nson Economic Development Corporation is hiring an Executive Director. If you are an economic development professional with at least five years of experience at the county or municipal level, we'd love to talk to you about leading our dynamic organization here in the Charlotte region. Competitive wages and benefits, and a great working environment. Click on he link to view the job posing on LinkedIn.

AnsonEDC Relocating Offices June 1st

On June 1st, the Anson Economic Development Corporation will be relocating its offices from the current REV Uptown facility at 114 West Wade Street to the Townhouse Office Building at 202 East Wade Street in Wadesboro. The larger office suite will better accommodate the recently increased staff and provide a better overall experience for clients and visitors, with improved access to Wadesboro Town Hall, the town’s new public parking lot, real estate and law offices, and South Piedmont Community College’s Lockhart-Taylor Center.

AnsonEDC welcomes Thomas Cureton

We are thrilled to introduce our new product development consultant, Thomas Cureton, who will be overseeing all current and ongoing construction projects. With his extensive experience in the industry and proven track record of successful project management, we're confident Thomas will be a valuable addition to our team. Thomas is a graduate of Wingate University and a veteran of the U.S. Army who served with distinction in Vietnam before returning to Wadesboro and working for many years in the textile industry, where he was responsible for building maintenance and construction. He founded Cedar Hill Manufacturing in 1992, and built that facility in Ansonville. We are looking forward to working with Thomas and benefitting from his decades of construction experience in our projects at the Wadesboro Industrial Park, the Atlantic Gateway Logistics Park, and future sites to come.

AnsonEDC welcomes Brook Ainsworth

Anson Economic Development Corporation welcomes Brook Ainsworth to our team. As Business Services Consultant, Brook will be working with our local entrepreneurs and our existing industry. Brook is a lifelong Ansonian, and a graduate of Anson High School and Wingate Univerity. An entrepreneur herself, she started and operated her own business in Uptown Wadesboro for several years and worked with the United Way on several fundraising campaigns. She brings a wealth of practical experience navigating business start-ups and will offer a unique perspective to our existing industry.  You can contact her at LinkedIn Profile    

What's in a name? A lot, actually.

Over the past week, we have begun rolling out a change in our corporate identity. The majority of people likely will not even notice, but those with a keen eye for detail might see we have replaced “Partnership” with “Corporation” on our website and social media accounts.  Technically, this is not a name change. We have been Anson Economic Development Corporation since 1975, and all of our official business transactions have been conducted under that name for nearly fifty years. In 2016, however, we entered into an agreement with Anson County and hired our first full-time executive director. At the time, it seemed like a good idea to highlight this new arrangement by calling the organization “Partnership” as a public-facing identity and creating a separate advisory board with broader government and quasi-government representation. While this unofficial identity has helped positively position the organization in the public eye, the discrepancy in what we call ourselves and our legal nam