Experts On Your Side

When you’re ready to establish or expand your investment in Cleveland County, NC, you can count on the CCEDP team. Armed with deep industry relationships, experience and knowledge, we will guide you through our business systems, open doors with leaders and prepare you for success in Cleveland County.

Brandon Ruppe
Associate Executive Director
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(704) 418-1898
In addition to spearheading CCEDP's workforce development and talent attraction efforts, Brandon is also fully immersed in other areas of the organization, which include: business development, existing industry support, target sector strategy development, investor relations, research, and marketing. Brandon holds a BS in Biology from Western Carolina University and a Master’s in Human Resources from Western Carolina University.
Beth Norman
Director of Existing Industry Relations
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(941) 962-5242
Beth leverages her career experience in Cleveland County’s manufacturing sector and background in engineering to help existing industries meet their needs – from day-to-day operations to expansion projects. With five years of service at CCEDP, she has the knowledge and experience to match businesses with the resources Cleveland County offers. Beth a holds a BA degree in Business from Virginia Tech.