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.

LEAP funds are utilized mainly for:

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

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)

  • Linda M. Absher
  • BB&T
  • Benson, Blevins & Associates, P.L.L.C.
  • Brame Huie Pharmacy
  • Dr. Gordon and Ruth Burns
  • Casey & Company Forestry, PLLC
  • CenturyLink
  • Linda Cheek
  • Church & Church Lumber Co.
  • Eric Cramer
  • Cube Creative Design, Inc.
  • Cubic, Inc.
  • Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
  • ECS Carolinas, LLP
  • Claude and Kim Faw
  • J.C. Faw
  • James C. Faw
  • Cam Finley
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Fleet Master, Inc.
  • Leonard W. Fussell
  • Jeff and Claire Garstka
  • Great State Bank
  • Edward Greene
  • Mathew and Robin Hamby
  • Hampton Inn
  • Bart and Genene Hayes
  • Vaughn Hayes
  • Lee Herring
  • Leonard Herring
  • Ed and Anna Holland
  • InfusionPoints, LLC
  • Mike Inscore
  • Interflex Group
  • Dale and Michelle Isom
  • John S. Clark Company, LLC
  • Robert L. Johnson
  • Keith and Amanda Johnston
  • Kulynych Family Foundation II, Inc.
  • Arnold and Becky Lakey
  • Landmark Builders
  • Steve and Debbie Laws
  • Dan Little
  • Johann Louchez
  • Blake D. Lovette
  • Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
  • Luray Textiles, Inc.
  • Meadows Mills, Inc.
  • MECI/Mathis Electric Co., Inc.
  • Robert and Karon Nelson
  • Ken Noland
  • Dwight and Anne Pardue
  • William (Hank) Perkins, Jr.
  • Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
  • S&ME, Inc.
  • Ginger P. Shaffer
  • Jim Smoak
  • Stone Foundation
  • William S. Stroud
  • Alvin Sturdivant, Jr.
  • Tar Heel Oil Co., Inc.
  • Timmons Group
  • Bill Warden
  • WeaverCooke Construction, LLC
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wilkes Hardware Company
  • Wilkes Journal-Patriot
  • Wilkes Steel Inc.
  • Wilkes Telecommunications
  • Yadkin Bank
  • John C. Yates