Recent News Articles
|Monday, December 9, 2013||
Dec. 9, 2013
PITTSBORO—The latest employment report for October 2013 from the N.C. Department of Commerce shows Chatham County as having the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 4.7 percent. Chatham’s jobless rate has not been this positive since May 2008.
“We are one of only three counties in the state with a jobless rate at or below five percent,” said Dianne Reid, president of the Chatham Economic Development Corporation. “This is very good news when just one year ago we had a jobless rate of 6.8 percent.”Continue Reading »
|Wednesday, December 4, 2013||
Triangle Business Journal
Chatham County Economic Development director Dianne Reid has been vocal in her support for the 7,000-acre Chatham Park project that Preston Development of Cary has been working to assemble for years.
While it’s obvious that most of her support stems from the number of new jobs that are expected to be created once construction starts, it’s also because she’s not a big fan of stub-outs. You know, the entrance ways to roads and streets that haven’t been built yet?Continue Reading »
|Wednesday, November 27, 2013||
The Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board of Directors passed a resolution in support of Chatham Park at its November 26 meeting, a day after the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners tabled a vote that would allow the development project to proceed.
The resolution supports the 7,000 acre mixed-use development and its Master Plan, which was submitted to the Town of Pittsboro in May 2013 and has been revised at least twice to reflect public input.Continue Reading »
|Thursday, October 10, 2013||
The Piedmont Triad region has the best chance of any region in the South to land a new auto assembly plant — and the 1,700-acre megasite located mostly in Chatham County may be the best place to locate one, Southern Business & Development magazine predicted in a special publication on the Southern Auto Corridor.Continue Reading »
|Tuesday, October 1, 2013||
North Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker will be the keynote speaker for the Chatham Economic Development Corporation’s fifth annual Opportunity Chatham, presented by Duke Energy.Continue Reading »
|Monday, September 9, 2013||
The Chatham Economic Development Corporation and EntreDot are hosting a free meet and greet for entrepreneurs and small business owners at the Pittsboro Roadhouse on Monday, September 23, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. Come enjoy some light food fare and learn about EntreDot’s innovative approach to entrepreneurship and how it can help your small business succeed.
For more information, contact the Chatham Economic Development Corporation at 919-542-8274 or email@example.com.Continue Reading »
|Thursday, August 22, 2013||
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PITTSBORO— Chatham County has a vacancy on the Triangle South Workforce Board, which helps coordinate workforce development efforts in Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Sampson counties. The board especially seeks someone from the private sector for this position.
One of the board’s major roles is oversight of the One-Stop Career Centers (JobLink), which delivers comprehensive services for job seekers and employers seeking workers.Continue Reading »
|Monday, August 12, 2013||
By Katherine E. McDonald
PITTBORO – In 2005, engineer and inventor Peter Crawford was on his way to Cape Lookout, N.C., in his sailboat, being buffeted by 30-knot winds.Continue Reading »
|Wednesday, July 31, 2013||
PITTSBORO – On Thursday, August 15, the Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host a joint meeting with the Board of Commissioners, the town boards of Goldston, Pittsboro, and Siler City, and the Board of Education to give an update on a countywide conceptual land use plan.
Following months of research and planning, as well as public outreach, the EDC developed a hybrid growth scenario that combines farmland preservation and targeted employment growth.Continue Reading »
|Friday, July 26, 2013||
As part of the 2013 Duke Energy Site Readiness Program, McCallum Sweeney, a nationally known consulting firm, completed a comprehensive study of the 1,774 acre Chatham-Randolph Megasite west of Siler City for large scale industrial development. The consulting team presented its final report on Friday morning, July 19.Continue Reading »