|Elizabeth City Area C100|
ABOUT THE ELIZABETH CITY C100
FOSTERING ECONOMIC GROWTH SINCE 1981
The Elizabeth City Area Committee of 100 is a private, non-profit organization that works in concert with Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County government leaders to enhance and help fund growth that requires private sector agility.
From the development of Elizabeth City’s scenic and accommodating Mariners’ Wharf to the launch of the bustling Downtown Waterfront Market, the committee cultivates sustainable projects that will have long-term economic value for the city and county.
Made up of proactive community and business leaders from within the area, C100 is frequently consulted when important projects are being considered. To keep the business community informed of new opportunities and trends, the committee hosts quarterly luncheons featuring presentations by experts on ground-breaking developments that affect economic growth in the region. C100 is also there to advance the area’s business interests through marketing, communications and networking support.
When it comes to enhancing the Elizabeth City area’s economic development interests, C100 means business.
THREE DECADES OF GROWTH AND SERVICES
The origins of C100 date to May 14, 1981, when a group of Elizabeth City area business leaders met at the Vicki Villa Restaurant to introduce the concept of a private, non-profit organization that would support and fund economic development projects and move quickly when business opportunities arose. They wanted the organization to be independent of the City of Elizabeth and Pasquotank County, with oversight by its own Board of Directors. Funding would come from members, who would pay $100 a year, and, optimally, 100 would be the membership goal.
Over the past three decades, C100, as it became known, has worked in partnership with City of Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County and the Elizabeth City | Pasquotank County Economic Development Commission to provide marketing support, underwrite professional workshops, host prospective investors from outside the area and accommodate C100 member visits to research out-of-area projects that have the potential to work in Elizabeth City.
In addition, C100 has championed and supported a number of projects that have transformed the Elizabeth City area into an attractive and viable business destination and a pleasant place to live.
A FEW OF OUR SIGNATURE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- 1980s: Led the development of Mariner’s Wharf
- 1990s: Arranged for the “Harbor of Hospitality” welcome mural on the waterfront and installed signage at the entrance to Pasquotank Commerce Park
- 2003: Funded development of the brand and marketing materials for the region
- 2008: Helped launch the Downtown Waterfront Market and spearheaded a Capital Campaign to market the region
- 2011: Funded legislative and national business trips to market the area regionally and nationally
- 2012: Supported development of an Elizabeth City episode on the syndicated television program Today in America featuring Terry Bradshaw
- 2013: Contributed to the Sawyer Building Study leading to the installation of comfort facilities at Mariner’s Wharf
- 2013: Engaged nationally recognized Westrec Marinas to develop a harbor development study pointing to future directions for the waterfront
- 2015: Encouraged downtown development through the Jump-Start downtown business plan competition
THANKS TO ALL OF OUR CORPORATE LEVEL MEMBERS