Recent News Articles
|Monday, July 14, 2014||
Chapel Hill News
As our local government budget sessions ended, there was a lot of hand wringing in Orange County and Chapel Hill about our fiscal future.
Savings are being depleted. Education needs more funding. Capital improvements to government buildings and schools are being deferred. Property taxes are being increased with the prospect of higher rates to come.Continue Reading »
|Wednesday, July 2, 2014||
Development at the sprawling Chatham-Randolph megasite has the potential to reach into the millions of square feet — should, of course, the site land a large-scale industrial end user.Continue Reading »
|Friday, June 27, 2014||
88.5 WFFD Interview: Chatham-Randolph Megasite Ready for Auto Manufacturing Plant & Other Development
88.5 WFFD Public Radio
Earlier this month the more than 1,800-acre megasite in Chatham and Randolph counties received official state certification, making it the largest site in North Carolina with the designation and the only certified Megasite.Continue Reading »
|Thursday, June 26, 2014||
Triad Business Journal
Forget your ideas about what constitutes the Triad. Or the Triangle.
If you’re looking for a job or a business opportunity, those geographic terms don’t mean much to you anyway.Continue Reading »
|Friday, June 13, 2014||
Triad Business Journal
On her seventh anniversary as president of the Chatham Economic Development Corp., Dianne Reid was having an economic developer’s dream week.Continue Reading »
|Thursday, June 12, 2014||
By Catherine Carlock
The 1,818-acre megasite in Chatham and Randolph counties this week received official state certification, a crucial step in marketing the site to potential end users such as an automobile manufacturer or other large-scale industrial user.Continue Reading »
|Thursday, May 29, 2014||
The Siler City Development Organization is hosting a public meeting Thursday, June 19 to discuss what the community can do to support successfully attracting a business to the Chatham Randolph Megasite. The meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Siler City’s First United Methodist Church (1101 W. Raleigh St.) from 6 – 9 p.m. A light supper will be provided.Continue Reading »
|Friday, May 16, 2014||
SANFORD - Chatham County's industrial base is woefully low, the county's chief economic developer said Monday — just before detailing three projects that could turn the county from a largely residential area to one of the top jobs centers in the state.
Those three projects are an existing but underdeveloped industrial site in Moncure, a tentative mega-site near Siler City and the massive Chatham Park development, also still in the planning stages.Continue Reading »
|Tuesday, April 22, 2014||
PITTSBORO—The Chatham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution at its April 21 meeting honoring Dianne Reid, president of Chatham Economic Development Corporation, for being a recipient of the Triangle Business Journal’s 2014 Women in Business Award.
In making the presentation, Commissioner Chairman Walter Petty presented the resolution, which stated that Reid had played a key role in several major economic development achievements in the past two years, including:Continue Reading »
|Thursday, April 10, 2014||
By Katherine E. McDonald
PITTSBORO – Students in Chatham County public schools will soon have a new program and skilled advisors to help them advance their academic and vocational education, thanks to an $800,000 Education and Workforce Innovation Fund grant.
The five-year grant, from the North Carolina Education and Workforce Innovation Commission, was awarded jointly to the Chatham, Harnett and Lee public school districts in collaboration with Central Carolina Community College.Continue Reading »