The upcoming Industry Leaders Council (ILC) on August 24, 2022, from 10:00 am12:00 pm, will be held on the campus of Mitchell Community College (MCC), in the Continuing Education and Technology and Workforce Development Center located at 701 W Front Street, Statesville, N.C. The presentation will be provided by Jamie Ottinger, owner of Express Employment Professionals. Jamie will be addressing many of the issues that ILC members requested to include Barriers and Solutions to Recruitment and Retention of employees, as well as, leading a discussion/update about local hourly wages in the area. Following the presentation, MCC will lead a tour of the Mechatronics Lab and provide an update on current employee upskilling opportunities. Lastly, lunch will be provided courtesy of Express Employment Professionals.

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ILC Meeting Agenda

  • 10:00 am             Introductions and announcements
  • 10:15 am             Presentation and Discussion
  • 11:00 am             Tour and employee upskilling information
  • 11:20 am             Lunch and networking

For further information contact: Todd Black, EdD, Existing Industry Manager and Small Business Ombudsman at or 704.663.1898.

About: Iredell County Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership that promotes economic growth and stability in our community by supporting the creation of new jobs and encouraging investment. We accomplish this through new business attraction, support of existing industry, building a world-class workforce, and collaboration with our community to build prosperity for all.

Throughout the year, Iredell EDC’s existing industry program conducts over 100 company visits by touring and meeting with leadership to identify trends and address challenges by connecting them to resources. In August 2021 Iredell EDC launched the first annual Business Pulse Survey to provide our community leaders with insights on challenges, opportunities, and priorities at the forefront of our local business community.