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Monday, June 19, 2017
Duke Energy selects Siler City site for economic development program

RALEIGH, NC - June 19, 2017 – Duke Energy has selected six North Carolina properties for participation in the first half of its 2017 Site Readiness Program to prepare them for business and industrial development.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Chatham EDC President Touchstone Honored by Triangle Business Journal

RALEIGH, NC - May 4, 2017 - The Triangle Business Journal has selected Kyle Touchstone, president of Chatham Economic Development Corporation, as one of the winners of its "40 Under 40" Leadership Award. The award recognizes 40 of the most influential and highly accomplished young leaders in the Research Triangle Region. They select winners based on their contributions to their organization and the community.

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Monday, April 10, 2017
Chatham Holds Hearings on Megasite Option Agreements Needed for Infrastructure Grants

PITTSBORO, NC - April 10, 2017 - The Chatham County Board of Commissioners has scheduled public hearings at the Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro on April 17, 2017 at 6 PM on proposed option agreements to purchase the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) and the Moncure megasites. The county would only purchase land under the options when one of the sites is selected by an industry.

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Friday, March 17, 2017
Forum Examines Economic Impact of Place, Parks and Quality of Life

PITTSBORO, NC - March 17, 2017 - The Town of Pittsboro Parks Department and the Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host a forum, The Power of Place, Parks and Quality of Life: An Economic Development Perspective, on Tuesday, April 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. The event will take place at the new Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center at 1192 US 64 W Business in Pittsboro.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Chatham EDC Seeks New Board Members

PITTSBORO, NC - Feburary 22, 2017 - The Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is accepting applications for its Board of Directors until March 15, 2017. Applicants must be residents of or own a business in Chatham County. If appointed, board members serve a four year term and are eligible for two consecutive terms.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Town of Siler City receives $2 million grant from NC Department of Environmental Quality

SILER CITY, NC - February 14, 2017 - Town Manager Bryan Thompson announced today that the Town of Siler City has been awarded a $2 million grant from the NC Department of Environmental Quality as a result of the Town’s latest application for Community Development Block Grant-Infrastructure (CDBG-I) funding.

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Monday, February 13, 2017
Chatham County Comprehensive Plan Community Input Meetings

PITTSBORO, NC - February 13, 2017 - Residents have a chance to provide input during the final stages of developing Chatham County’s comprehensive plan. When completed, the plan will help guide development policies and funding decisions over the next 30 years.

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Monday, February 13, 2017
Here We Grow: Boosting Siler City’s Job Growth and Economy

Reposted from Here We Grow, a publication of the North Carolina League of Municipalities. View the original article here.

SILER CITY, NC - On May 5, 2016, Mountaire Farms announced it was expanding to Siler City, bringing jobs and an economic boost to the city.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Retail and Service Industry Business Survey Deadline is February 24

PITTSBORO, NC - February 8, 2017 - For a second year, the Chatham Economic Development Corporation in partnership with Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center in Pittsboro, Chatham Chamber of Commerce, Pittsboro Business Association, Pittsboro-Siler City Convention and Visitors Bureau and Siler City Merchants Association  is conducting a survey of the Retail and Service Industry throughout Chatham County, an effort we plan to continue annually. 

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Chatham Joint Elected Boards to Meet February 9, 2017

PITTSBORO, NC - February 7, 2017 - The community is invited to attend the first Joint Elected Boards meeting of 2017.  The event will take place on Thursday, February 9, at 7 PM at Bestfood Cafeteria at 220 E. 11th Street in Siler City. County Commissioners, Town Mayors and School Board representatives will share project updates and Chatham EDC President Kyle Touchstone will provide an update on economic development activity in Chatham County. Attendees may come for dinner, at their own expense, at 6 PM. For more information or to RSVP for dinner, please email Ben Townsend at or call 919-542-8274. 

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