Executive Director of Forward High Point Ray Gibbs talks about revitalizing downtown
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- It’s the most aggressive non-furniture industry initiative to revitalize High Point’s downtown. And Thursday evening, May 2, will mark a milestone.
It will be the home opener for the High Point Rockers independent baseball team in the city’s new stadium, BB&T Point.
“It’s kind of a relief. But it’s also the excitement of getting it started,” Ray Gibbs told me recently.
Gibbs is the executive director of Forward High Point, a public-private partnership the city set up three years ago with one goal in mind: start and continue the process to build a stadium to bring life to downtown High Point outside the twice-a-year furniture market.