The Local Expansion & Attraction Program – LEAP – is a public/private funding initiative to grow the Wilkes County economy and provide a bright future for our citizens and the surrounding areas.

The Original LEAP Campaign funds are utilized for:

  • Direct Company Assistance
  • Real Estate Development
  • Marketing & Project Related Activity

LEAP Campaign Contributors post 2016 can designate the use of funds into three areas: 

  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship Program
  • Original Items Listed Above

If you are interested in supporting Economic Development in Wilkes County by investing in LEAP,

 Complete the Form

Click here to download the Business Investor Form to submit via mail or in person


The following individuals and organizations are our partners in LEAP.  We welcome the opportunity for you to join our partners and become engaged in growing Wilkes County.

LEAP Investors
(Local Expansion and Attraction Program)

Companies and Foundations


Individual Investors

Linda M. Absher
Dr. Gordon and Ruth Burns
Linda Cheek
Eric Cramer
Claude and Kim Faw
J.C. Faw
Debbie Ferguson
Cam Finley
Leonard W. Fussell
Jeff and Claire Garstka
Edward Greene
Mathew and Robin Hamby
Bart and Genene Hayes

Vaughn Hayes
Lee Herring
Leonard Herring
Ed and Anna Holland
Mike Inscore
Dale and Michelle Isom
Robert L. Johnson
Keith and Amanda Johnston
Arnold and Becky Lakey
Steve and Debbi Laws
Dan Little
Johann Louchez
Blake D. Lovette

Mike and Tonya Morgan
Robert and Karon Nelson
Ken Noland
Dwight and Anne Pardue
William (Hank) Perkins, Jr.
Ginger P. Shaffer
Jim Smoak
William S. Stroud
James C. Faw
Alvin Sturdivant, Jr.
Bill Warden
John C. Yates