Economic Development

The town should be a driver in attracting new businesses by providing fertile ground in which they can flourish.  In order to accomplish this, the town should act as a referee and not as a player.  That is, the town should provide an environment for growth without showing preferential treatment to favored developers or providing taxpayer monies to private organizations with questionable connections to elected town officials.  We need to encourage businesses with good paying jobs to come to Matthews so that we are a place where our citizens work, not just a place where they live to work elsewhere.