A Center of Attention
From local charm to metropolitan cities, smart business advantage to laid-back living, the Statesville Region puts you in the center of it all. Located along I-77 and I-40, our region offers central access to all points on the East Coast and west to California. We're 15 minutes from scenic Lake Norman and just 45 minutes from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and the famed Blue Ridge Mountains. It's a region that welcomes families, business and success. Center yourself in a place where picture meets absolutely perfect.
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Cashklick Opens New Statesville Operations Center
Cashklick, a Silicon Valley-based developer of trade promotion applications that focus on making trade promotion simple, dedicated its east coast operations center on Tuesday, December 3rd with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the downtown Statesville facility. The event was attended by local government, economic development and business leaders, with public comments from SRD executive director Michael Smith, Stateville Mayer Costi Kutteh and Cashclick VP Sharon Wahrmund.
In addition to showing off their new offices, which occupy the entire 2nd floor of the Justice Building on Davie Avenue, Cashklick executives used the event to recruit local shoppers to help test-drive their consumer applications.
“We’ve invested in Statesville and we want Statesville to be a part of these exciting new shopping tools,” says Sharon Wahrmund, vice president of product and operations of Cashklick. “We’re looking for local shoppers who are comfortable using applications on the web and social media and typically preplan their shopping to help us refine these products.”
Over the next several months, Cashklick will be rolling out the following digital applications:
• Circularz – an application to allow retailers to manage their promotions more effectively.
• Sweepz – a central source for retailers and brands to launch sweepstakes programs and publish them digitally.
• Rewardz – a customer loyalty application that allows retailers to market trade promotions to consumers while gaining shopper insights, and providing customized discounts.
“As with any new application, we can guess what the shopper wants and how they will use the consumer-facing portion of these tools, but direct feedback from these ambassadors who will be using the tools in real time will improve these products quicker,” says Wahrmund. “We really want Statesville and surrounding communities to embrace this as their own social and web application.”
Shoppers interested in participating in the Cashklick Ambassador program may sign up at www.cashklick.com/contact_beta.php.
Statesville Recognized for Low Cost of Living, Numerous Amenities and Low Crime
The online real estate brokerage firm Movoto recently ranked North Carolina cities on the basis of seven quantitative criteria and determined that Statesville is the best city in the Tar Heel state for cost of living and amenities and fourth best for crime rate. Overall, Statesville placed 14th on the Best Cities list, joining fellow Lake Norman communities Huntersville, Mooresville and Cornelius in the top 15.
“This analysis verifies what our citizens and businesses have been telling us,” commented Statesville Regional Development’s executive director Michael Smith. “There is no doubt a dollar goes a little farther here, whether that dollar is going for groceries, health care, housing or a new manufacturing plant. We are also fortunate to have access to the amenities of two major metropolitan areas (Charlotte and Winston-Salem) as well as our own outstanding recreational, cultural and entertainment venues.” Smith acknowledged that while he would have anticipated the community to rate highly in those areas, the crime ranking was somewhat unexpected. “I knew we were a relatively low crime area and certainly expected to be well-represented on the list, but that our crime rate is actually one of the very lowest in the state is reassuring and a reminder of the excellent job our law enforcement officers do keeping us safe.”
Movoto is a web-based real estate brokerage firm licensed in over thirty states. Since 2005, their colorful photo galleries, accurate listing information and top-rated agents have helped more than 2,000 people purchase real estate.
Industrial Development in the News
Over the past several months, Statesville Regional Development has been featured in a series of articles in the Record & Landmark discussing the future of industrial development in Iredell County. Most recently, the article Iredell Infrastructure Targeted As Key To Economic Development demonstrated how industrial development means prosperity for all. Earlier, articles on Yes, In My Backyard and the Cost of Community Services noted the practical reasons why industrial development is an overwhelmingly positive thing for the community. Statesville Regional Development remains committed to building a strong and prosperous region through the recruiting and support of industrial ventures.