About Us

What is EDGE?

The Union County Economic Development Growth Enterprise’s (EDGE) mission is to support and enhance economic development in Union County, North Carolina, by creating opportunities for citizens, businesses, and organizations to engage in the process of growing commerce by utilizing multiple mechanisms and strategies designed to continuously improve the economic balance and quality of life in our community.

The dedicated Board of Directors at Union County EDGE plays a vital role in guiding the organization toward fulfilling its mission statement.  Committed to providing unwavering support, they are the driving force behind our goals.

Board of Directors

Ron Brown

Chairman

President

State Utility Contractors, Inc.

Jack Hargett

Vice Chairman

President

Hargett Electric Co.

Chris Dickerson

Secretary/Treasurer

Business Owner

Johnstone Supply

Clint Lawrence, PE

At-Large

Principal

Lawrence Associates

Dr. Rhett Brown

At-Large

President

Wingate University

Vacant

At-Large

John Hendley

Ex-Officio (non-voting)

Founder

Brewer-Hendley Oil Company

Chris Platé

Ex-Officio (non voting)

President & CEO of Union County EDGE

Executive Director of Monroe-Union County EDC