Economic Development

Davidson’s Economic Development Department is responsible for the economic, social, and sustainable well-being of the town’s business and private sectors. Seeking to support Davidson's business community through grants, developmental programming, and marketing support, the Town of Davidson is committed to preserving its small town appeal by presenting community events and supporting historic preservation with economic development to keep the business districts prosperous and vital.

Contact Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming for more information and with any questions.

Department Overview

The Economic Development Department is responsible for producing several signature events each year: April is for Arts, Concerts on the Green, and Christmas in Davidson. These events highlight Davidson’s core tourism focus of education, art, eco-tourism, and healthy living. These signature events bring visitors to Davidson and increase the economic viability of its businesses.

In 2012, the town completed an Economic Development Strategic Plan (PDF). This plan is the framework for economic development activity. In 2017, a detailed Strategic Plan Matrix was created which shows the town's work plan for the following five years. Quarterly reports highlighting occupancy rates, jobs per capita, and visitor spending are posted on our website to show progress toward these goals.

Policies from the Economic Development Strategic Plan

1. Business Attraction

2. Business Retention and Expansion (BRE)

3. Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE)

4. Tourism

To learn more about doing business in Davidson, please visit our "Doing Business" pages.