Recent News Articles

Friday, July 17, 2015
Chatham EDC announces retirement of Dianne Reid

Chatham Economic Development Corporation announced that its President Dianne Reid will retire at the end of February 2016 after more than eight years with the organization.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the EDC and the people of Chatham County,” Reid said. “I truly believe the county is poised for greatness and I look forward to helping ensure a seamless transition and continued successes for the County.”

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Thursday, July 9, 2015
Chatham County ranks No. 5 in economic investment

Chatham County ranks No. 5 on a list of North Carolina counties with the most economic investments, according to a recent report by Triangle Business Journal.

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Friday, May 1, 2015
EDC Releases 2015-2020 Strategic Action Agenda

The Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) released its 2015-2010 Strategic Action Agenda at its April 23 joint elected officials meeting. The plan, which the EDC board of directors adopted at its March 2015 meeting, received positive feedback from elected officials.

The EDC contracted with Ted Abernathy of Economic Leadership in July 2014 to updates its strategic plan. Abernathy, an experienced economic development professional, has provided strategic planning for cities, counties, regions and states throughout the southeast.

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Monday, April 6, 2015
Joint elected boards to meet April 23

On Thursday, April 23, the Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host a joint meeting with the Chatham County Board of Commissioners, the town boards of Goldston, Pittsboro and Siler City, and the Board of Education to discuss the EDC’s five-year strategic action agenda.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Siler City Rezones Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site

The Siler City Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at its Monday, March 16 meeting to approve a request by the property owners to rezone the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site. Previously zoned agricultural-residential (A-R), the 1,818-acre site is now heavy-industrial (H-I).

“Our primary goal is to attract an automotive assembly plant,” said Dianne Reid, Chatham Economic Development Corporation president. “Rezoning represents another vital step in readying the site for a future industrial user.”

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
CCCC Small Business Centers announce partnership with NCMBC

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Chatham Park expected to generate $154 billion over next 40 years

CHATHAM PARK EXPECTED TO GENERATE $154 BILLION OVER NEXT 40 YEARS
NC State Study Estimates Development Will Also Create More than 100,000 Jobs

PITTSBORO, N.C., January 27, 2015 — A recent economic impact study conducted by North Carolina State University shows that cumulative spending generated by the Chatham Park development will total $80 billion for Chatham County, $140 billion for the Triangle region and $154 billion for North Carolina by the completion of construction in 40 years.

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Monday, January 26, 2015
Chatham EDC welcomes four new members

Four new members were appointed to the Chatham Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors last week. John Ruffin, Jeff Wilson, Greg Lewis and Taylor Hobbs will serve four-year terms on the board.

Ruffin, a Moncure resident, entrepreneur and philanthropist, currently serves on the Triangle South Workforce Development Board.

Wilson, a Chatham County native, is the vice president of operations at Wilson Brothers Milling Company in Bear Creek and volunteers with several local civic organizations.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Joint elected boards to meet January 29

PITTSBORO – On Thursday, January 29, the Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host a joint meeting with the Chatham County Board of Commissioners, the town boards of Goldston, Pittsboro, and Siler City, and the Board of Education to discuss effective models of career and technical education.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Chatham County site gets new name

Chatham Economic Development Corporation and the property owners announced they are changing the name of the Chatham-Randolph Megasite to the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site. The change reflects Siler City’s enthusiastic participation in the project since its inception.

“Siler City has been a great partner and their eager participation is a tremendous asset to the project,” said Dianne Reid, president of the Chatham Economic Development Corporation. The site is in the town’s jurisdiction, and Siler City will provide water and wastewater services.

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