Recent News Articles

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

The Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is accepting applications for its Board of Directors until June 30, 2016.

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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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Monday, April 18, 2016
Board Passes Resolution Supporting CAM Site Option

At a special called meeting, the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board of Directors adopted a resolution supporting the Chatham County proposed property option agreement of the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Site.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Chatham Commissioners Hold Hearing on Option to Buy Industrial Site

Chatham Commissioners Hold Hearing on Option to Buy Industrial Site

To better attract prospective manufacturers, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners is considering an option to buy the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) site. The board is holding a public hearing on this proposal on March 21, 2016 at 6 pm in the Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Joint Elected Boards Meeting Feb. 16

Chatham Economic Development Corporation will host a joint elected boards meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, at Bestfood of Siler City (220 E 11th St.). The meeting includes the Chatham County Board of Commissioners, the town boards of Goldston, Pittsboro, and Siler City, the Chatham County Board of Education, and the Chatham EDC board.

All are welcome to come early at 6 p.m. for a Dutch treat dinner.

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Monday, December 21, 2015
CAM Site reaches another site readiness milestone

The United States Army Corps of Engineers signed off on an approved jurisdictional determination for the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site in mid-November. The delineation and verification services were completed by ECS Carolinas, LLP, a geotechnical and environmental engineering consulting firm, with survey work completed by Bill Durham of Level Cross Surveying.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Kyle Touchstone named new Chatham EDC president

Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) chair Chris Ehrenfeld announced Wednesday that Kyle Touchstone will lead the organization as its next president. Touchstone will begin February 1, 2016 and will succeed Dianne Reid, who is retiring at the end of February, as the lead economic developer for Chatham County, North Carolina.

"Kyle’s extensive economic development experience makes him an excellent match for Chatham County," Ehrenfeld said. "The county is poised for tremendous growth, and we are confident Kyle will be able to build on the momentum."

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Friday, November 6, 2015
Joint Elected Boards Meeting Nov. 12

Chatham Economic Development Corporation is hosting a joint elected boards meeting Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m. in the mulitpurpose room of building 42 at Central Carolina Community College (764 West St., Pittsboro).

Lee Worsley, Executive Director of Triangle J Council of Govenrments, will attend and give a brief overview of current COG activities.

The meeting will be a facilitated discussion around the issue of affordable housing, led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government staff.

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Monday, October 19, 2015
Opportunity Chatham presentation online

The presentation from Chatham Economic Development Corporation's 2015 Opportunity Chatham breakfast meeting is online.

The slides have addtional and specific data not shown at the breakfast, including average weekly wages, Chatham County students eligible for free and reduced lunch, and various socioeconomic indicators by Census tract.

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