Recent News Articles

Monday, July 14, 2014
Mark Zimmerman: Chatham leads way by getting out of way

Chapel Hill News
By Mark Zimmerman

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.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
270 acres near Chatham-Randolph megasite could offer complementary development

Triad Business Journal
By Catherine Carlock

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.

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Friday, June 27, 2014
88.5 WFFD Interview: Chatham-Randolph Megasite Ready for Auto Manufacturing Plant & Other Development

88.5 WFFD Public Radio
By Keri Brown

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.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Triad Business Journal: Regionalism redefined: Chatham site promising for all

Triad Business Journal
By Mark Sutter, Editor

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.

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Friday, June 13, 2014
Triad Business Journal: Chatham County’s Banner Week

Triad Business Journal
By Catherine Carlock

On her seventh anniversary as president of the Chatham Economic Development Corp., Dianne Reid was having an economic developer’s dream week.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Chatham-Randolph Megasite Gets N.C. Stamp of Approval

By Catherine Carlock
Triad Business Journal
June 12, 2014

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.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Siler City Development Organization to Host Megasite Forum

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.

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Friday, May 16, 2014
Sanford Herald: Prospects make EDC director optimistic

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.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
EDC's Dianne Reid Honored by County Commissioners

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:

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Chatham Schools co-recipient of $800,000 education grant

By Katherine E. McDonald
Media & Marketing Writer
Central Carolina Community College

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.

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