What makes him a Power Player: Goodson and the Davidson EDC have been at the forefront of making sure that Davidson County makes the most of its location on Interstate 85, the road that arguably is the economic artery of North Carolina. After Austria’s Egger Wood Products put its North American home there in 2020, expansions and locations accelerated, from BrassCraft’s $13 million expansion, to Nucor announcing a steel mini-mill in April, to Canadian specialty plastic-film company Imaflex expanding operations in August, Davidson has had a steady stretch of locations and expansions. And more to the point, it’s primed for more, with the lure of the Samet Corp.’s 773-acre North Carolina I-85 Center and the Lexington Industrial Park. But it’s more than just location and real estate. The EDC and the Davidson-Davie Apprenticeship Consortium help ensure new and expanding employees find the key ingredient of talent.
What makes him a Power Player: A leading developer of medical, office and industrial buildings, including specs, over several decades, Team and his family-run Front Street Capital continue to develop properties throughout the Triad and into other parts of the Southeast. The company is developing Lexington Industrial Park, capable of hosting 2 million square feet of space, and this past summer, it sold the 610,000-square-foot logistics facility at 4051 Wallburg Road in Winston-Salem occupied by Ardagh Group. In recent years, Front Street has made a giant splash in the office and retail markets with the 400 Bellemeade office building next to First National Bank Field in downtown Greensboro and the Bailey South office/retail project in downtown Winston-Salem. Team said its development and acquisition pipeline the past two years is by far the largest the company has ever experienced.