Recent News Articles

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
EDC President named Business Person of the Year

Chatham Chamber of Commerce named Chatham Economic Development Corporation President Dianne Reid the Distinguished Business Person of the Year at its annual meeting on September 30, 2015.

Criteria for the award includes a person who is a respected business leader, is innovative and motivated to make progress, and has made significant contributions to the community.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Rural Center names Siler City Small Town of the Year

The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center named Siler City the Small Town of the Year at its annual N.C. Rural Assembly on September 28, 2015.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Opportunity Chatham is October 16, 2015

Chatham Economic Development Corporation’s annual Opportunity Chatham breakfast meeting is October 16, 2015 from 7:30 – 10 a.m. at the Barn at Fearrington.

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Friday, July 31, 2015
Accepting applications for president through Sept. 30

Chatham EDC seeks a high-energy leader to manage and direct the public-private economic development organization as its president. Chatham County is a largely rural county neighboring North Carolina’s Research Triangle, one of the fastest growing regions in the United States.

With several transformative projects underway – including a state-certified megasite, a 7,100 acre mixed-use development and another large industrial assemblage – the county is poised for tremendous growth.

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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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