Iredell Industries

Discover Iredell County’s thriving industries that shape our region’s economic landscape. 

Key Iredell Area Industries

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Discover the vibrant tapestry of Iredell County’s major industries, including Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care & Life Sciences, Logistics & Distribution, Finance & Professional Services, Information Tech, and Agriculture. Dive into these sectors to understand their dynamics, trends, and pathways.

Are you an industry leader? Partner with Iredell Ready to showcase your sector’s opportunities and connect with potential talents in our dedicated community of learners and achievers. Your industry’s future starts here.

Voices of Experience

David Crowder
David CrowderGeneral Manager, Jet East - Statesville
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“I have never been introduced to anything like this before which is why it’s so exciting to me. Iredell Ready gave me the opportunity to talk about our workforce needs in the Maintenance, Repair, and Operations industry and to start building relationships with the organizations in Iredell County.”

Jet East's Collaboration with Iredell Ready
Jeff Taylor
Jeff TaylorDirector of Operations and Human Resources with Piedmont Healthcare
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“The work being done across Iredell County in our schools, community college, the nonprofit organizations, and our Chamber is outstanding. Iredell Ready is a means for us to pool our resources and spread the word of all the great work being accomplished.”

Partners Launch Iredell Ready Workforce Development Initiative
Jenn Bosser
Jenn BosserPresident & CEO, Iredell County Economic Development Corporation
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“Iredell County has a robust offering of workforce programs and initiatives. Iredell Ready aims to unify these programs, aligning goals across our workforce pipeline to enhance and amplify resources that will help help our residents attain the skills needed to achieve career opportunities with local industries. By working together as one, we can identify gaps, accelerate development of programs, and amplify existing resources available to address the needs of our students, residents, and local industries.”

Partners Launch Iredell Ready Workforce Development Initiative
Melissa Neader
Melissa NeaderChair of Iredell County Board of Commissioners
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“Iredell County is committed to preparing our students and residents for success in our evolving economy. Our competitiveness is dependent on the quality of our workforce across our pipeline. Iredell Ready is a community initiative that will advance opportunities across our talent pipeline here in Iredell County and help students and residents identify the skills and career pathways to achieve prosperity.”

Partners Launch Iredell Ready Workforce Development Initiative
Kevin Smith
Kevin SmithSite manager, Doosan Bobcat
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“There’s a large skill gap that we’re dealing with. The apprenticeship program provides a great alternative path to fill this with hands-on training along with a partnership with Mitchell Community College. We need these technical backgrounds to fill roles for future business.”

I-SS Expanding Student Internship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
Mitch Johnson
Mitch JohnsonPresident, JMS Southeast
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“We’re really excited to be a part of the pre-apprenticeship program. We’re bringing in young talent and having them learn the fundamentals. This is the way we built up our company.”

I-SS Expanding Student Internship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
Keri Sharpe
Keri SharpeNurse Supervisor and Camp Med Director, Iredell Health System
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“Camp Med is very beneficial for students, and many of them do pursue a career in healthcare. This program is very important as we have many employees here at Iredell who attended Camp Med.”

Camp Med Students Explore Healthcare Field at Iredell Memorial Hospital (