Recent News Articles

Monday, December 19, 2016
Chatham EDC staff member earns DFCP accreditation

The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) is pleased to congratulate Ben Townsend, Business Services Manager at the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation, as the newest graduate of the prestigious Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) program. A new graduate, Mr. Townsend, joins numerous other graduates who have invested in their professional development and are ready to tackle the complexities of the development finance industry.

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Friday, December 16, 2016
Town of Siler City awarded $1.5 million grant for wastewater upgrades

The Town of Siler City was awarded a $1.5 million grant through the Community Development Block Grant – Economic Development program, which is administered through the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA). The grant, based on Mountaire Farm’s announcement of 700 new jobs for its future processing facility in the Town of Siler City, will help the town make wastewater system upgrades.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Golden LEAF, Rural Infrastructure Authority announce $35M in grant awards

Golden LEAF President Dan Gerlach, Secretary of Commerce John E. Skvarla, III, and Rural Infrastructure Authority Chairman Tommy Hester announced today approximately $35 million in grants to provide needed infrastructure to seven large industrial sites across North Carolina. The goal is to increase site competitiveness and reduce the time needed for site development to attract major projects with substantial job creation and private capital investment.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Mountaire Farms Vendor Form

Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is partnering with Mountaire Farms to create an online form for vendors interested in doing business with Mountaire Farms to submit their business information.

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Monday, October 17, 2016
Chatham EDC releases video promoting megasite

The Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) today released a promotional video for the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site. The 2-minute 23-second video shows the 1,800-acre megasite’s development potential.

"Our goal is to recruit an automotive manufacturer to the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site," said Kyle Touchstone, EDC President. "This video is a dynamic, engaging marketing tool that gives the megasite a stronger identity and illustrates the advantages of the site, Chatham County and the region."

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
POSTPONED: Chatham Holds Hearing at Chatham Central High on Proposed Hotel Incentives

Chatham County will receive public comments at its August 15, 2016 session on one-time incentives for a proposed 100-room hotel in Pittsboro, vital to positioning the new Agriculture & Conference Center as a site for conventions and other large events. The hotel is expected to have a $4 million impact on the local economy.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Chatham Megasite Receives Recertification

The 1,802-acre Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Site this week received recertification from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Chatham EDC accepting board member applications

Application deadline extended through July 22.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016
Mountaire Farms opening new Siler City facility

Mountaire Farms announced today its opening a poultry processing plant in Siler City in the former Townsends facility. The Delaware-based company, which operates a hatchery in Siler City, plans to add more than 500 jobs.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Chatham Commissioners Approve Option to Enhance Megasite’s Attractiveness

At its April 18, 2016 meeting, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved an option for purchase of the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) site west of Siler City. The county would only be obligated to purchase the land if and when a company chooses the CAM site.

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