To recruit high-growth potential startups into Gaston County and provide them a community and office space built with intention
To educate students locally and make them a part of the Charlotte region’s best tech talent
To transform and propel Gaston businesses forward by providing them with courses and programs that enable them to compete in a digital economy
TechWorks was originally an immense volunteer effort from the public and private sectors of Gaston County.
The project was launched by Gaston Innovation Group (GIG), a new nonprofit that emerged from the Greater Gaston Development Corporation.
TechWorks is formerly known as GIGworks. The initiative rebranded early in the project.
The brand hosted a “first look” at its vision and Ervin Street location on March 28, 2017.
TechWorks is a public-private model, which includes state, county and city government investments in addition to private sector and foundation contributions, totaling in excess of $2.5 million.
Established in a renovated textile mill, there are 14,000 square feet of digital working space.
TechWorks partnered with Open Broadband and AT&T Fiber to roll out high-speed internet to businesses and residents in Gaston County, including free Wi-Fi service to downtown Belmont.
Partnerships include Gaston County Government, the City of Belmont, the State of North Carolina, National Mills, Alliance Bank, Duke Energy, the Greater Gaston Development Corporation, Charlotte SIM, the David Belk Cannon Foundation, UNC Charlotte, Gaston College, Tech Talent South, Goodwill University and many other individuals and organizations throughout Gaston County and the Charlotte region. These partnerships have aided monetarily, educationally and otherwise during TechWorks’ growth and development.
52A Ervin St., Belmont, N.C. 28012
Executive Director, Terry Cox – firstname.lastname@example.org