Economic Development Advisory Committee

The Economic Development Advisory Committee proactively promotes a healthier business climate that enhances Greater Matthews by advising town officials, advocating for current businesses and attracting new entrepreneurial ventures. 


The Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) markets the Town to facilitate the economic development process. Major emphasis is placed on the retention and expansion of existing business and industry, the attraction of new business opportunities, and the continued revitalization of the Town’s economic base.


The EDAC is composed of eleven members appointed by the Matthews Board of Commissioners, one of which is a Town Board member and the other one is the current Matthews Chamber of Commerce President. A staff member acts as liaison to the Committee. Members must be residents of the Town of Matthews or their regular place of employment must be located within the Town of Matthews.


The EDAC holds bi-monthly meetings on the fourth Tuesday at 4:30 pm at the Matthews Town Hall. All meetings are open to the public and conform to the North Carolina Open Meetings Law.

Appointment Term:

Members of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) serve two-year terms, on a staggered basis, without a limit on the number of terms a member may serve.


Any member, who shall fail to attend at least 75% of the regular and special meetings of the EDAC during any one-year period, shall be subject to removal. The Chairperson shall notify the Matthews Board of Commissioners of any member who shall so fail to attend. The vacancy can be filled, upon recommendation of the Committee liaison and Chairperson, by the Matthews Board of Commissioners.

Agendas and Minutes:

Meeting minutes and additional information

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