Triangle Business Journal Names Angie Stewart a 2024 Women in Business Award Winner

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The Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) has revealed the winners of its annual 2024 Women in Business Awards. Among the winners is Harnett County Government’s own Senior Economic Developer, Angie Stewart.

Stewart has been employed in economic development with Harnett County for 16 years. As Senior Economic Developer, she participates in and supports all areas of the team’s business development efforts, including business recruitment, retention and expansion, and new product development across Harnett County.

“This year’s class of honorees represents the best in professional accomplishment, leadership and community engagement,” said TBJ Market President and Publisher Jason Christie. “We applaud their efforts for what they have done and continue to do in the Triangle and beyond.”

The 2024 Women in Business Award winners were recognized during an awards luncheon on March 21 at Embassy Suites in Cary. The TBJ also featured the winners in a special section published in the March 22 subscriber edition.

“I am thrilled that Angie was chosen to receive this honor by the Triangle Business Journal”, said Stephen Barrington, Director of Harnett County Economic Development. “Angie is an incredibly smart person who knows the inner workings of economic development, and how to get things done.  She is a tireless advocate for helping Harnett County and local municipalities become a place that is conducive for new and expanding companies, and start-ups.” Barrington continues, “She is well-deserving of this recognition!”

“Angie is very deserving of this award and I am grateful for the work that she has done and continues to do in Harnett County to create new sustainable jobs and capital investment. We are honored to have her as a developer,” said Brent Trout, County Manager. 

Stewart received her bachelor of arts degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University. Prior to her role in economic development in Harnett County, Stewart worked in real estate and municipal planning. In addition, she dedicates time as a board member and volunteer with numerous community organizations including the Harnett County Business Education Partnership as a board member of the Executive Committee as well as a member of the Leadership Harnett Board of Directors.

When asked what it is about economic development that she loves, Angie replied, “In economic development, no two projects are the same. I really enjoy the opportunity to work on many different types of projects and engage with and learn from so many industry resource partners”.

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