Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Drawing of what a large assembly space for training, seminars and meetings could look like on the lower level of TechWorks. In the smaller photo below, Gaston Innovation Group Executive Director Terry Cox is speaking to more than 100 who attended the brand and design concepts launch for TechWorks of Gaston County.
Technology innovation center being developed in Belmont
TechWorks of Gaston County is a new name you’ll be hearing a lot, after a local non-profit organization working to build a technology-driven innovation center in Belmont unveiled its branding and design plans on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
The site for TechWorks of Gaston County is in the same building where Rivermen Brewing soon will open at 52 Ervin Street, beside the Post Office, in downtown Belmont. Construction will begin soon to upfit more than 12,000 square feet in the building. Long-range plans include a second location in the Loray Mill in Gastonia.
Creating jobs in Gaston County by fostering the start-up and growth of technology companies is the objective. TechWorks of Gaston County also will offer in-house coding classes and other training in partnership with local colleges and universities to grow the local workforce to meet the demands of an increasingly digital economy.
Gaston Innovation Group (GIG) is the non-profit organization leading development of TechWorks of Gaston County . Dr. Steve Hannon of Hannon Orthodontics chairs the GIG Board of Directors. Most of the initial funding for the project came from Gaston County, with participation by the City of Belmont and private sources. Gaston Innovation Group is pursuing additional grant funding.(Download the press release.)
One of several co-working spaces planned for the main level at TechWorks of Gaston County.