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Davidson lands award from Centralina Regional Council for business help during COVID

May 17. The Centralina Regional Council has awarded Town of Davidson one of three COVID-19 Resiliency Awards for its support of local businesses during the pandemic.

COVID-19 upended businesses everywhere, but Davidson officials did more than take selfies at eateries and pubs. With funding and support from the mayor and Board of Commissioners, the town launched COVID Business Support Grants of up to $4,000 for businesses trying to continue operating during the pandemic.

As a result, Davidson businesses were able to adapt their business models and be more resilient in the face of unprecedented change.

The board allocated $40,000 in total.

The awards background

Centralina’s Region of Excellence Awards provide a forum for county and community leaders to learn from best practices and to network with their peers in the region.

Centralina, a non-partisan organization dating back 50 years, focuses on regional collaboration to address issues ranging from managing growth to mobility. Its stated mission is to expand opportunity and improve quality of life in the nine-county region that includes Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties.