The Graham Industrial Association (GIA) fosters economic development in Graham. Since its inception in 1956, the GIA has assisted and participated in most business expansions and relocations in the area.
Recently, the GIA has been involved in fostering the addition of new retail and restaurant establishments in Graham. The GIA, in conjunction with the Graham Economic Improvement Corporation, has assisted one local business to expand into a new headquarters and another to build a completely new facility in the Graham Industrial Park.
Additional organizations partner in the economic development of Graham, including the city, county, school district, medical community, the Graham Economic Improvement Corporation, Graham Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Graham Education and Workforce Center, the Graham Workforce Resource Center and Main Street Program Graham.
Working collectively, these organizations facilitate the development of prospective new businesses in the Graham community.