Recent News Articles

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Joint Elected Boards Meeting Feb. 16

Chatham Economic Development Corporation will host a joint elected boards meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, at Bestfood of Siler City (220 E 11th St.). The meeting includes the Chatham County Board of Commissioners, the town boards of Goldston, Pittsboro, and Siler City, the Chatham County Board of Education, and the Chatham EDC board.

All are welcome to come early at 6 p.m. for a Dutch treat dinner.

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Monday, December 21, 2015
CAM Site reaches another site readiness milestone

The United States Army Corps of Engineers signed off on an approved jurisdictional determination for the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site in mid-November. The delineation and verification services were completed by ECS Carolinas, LLP, a geotechnical and environmental engineering consulting firm, with survey work completed by Bill Durham of Level Cross Surveying.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Kyle Touchstone named new Chatham EDC president

Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) chair Chris Ehrenfeld announced Wednesday that Kyle Touchstone will lead the organization as its next president. Touchstone will begin February 1, 2016 and will succeed Dianne Reid, who is retiring at the end of February, as the lead economic developer for Chatham County, North Carolina.

"Kyle’s extensive economic development experience makes him an excellent match for Chatham County," Ehrenfeld said. "The county is poised for tremendous growth, and we are confident Kyle will be able to build on the momentum."

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Friday, November 6, 2015
Joint Elected Boards Meeting Nov. 12

Chatham Economic Development Corporation is hosting a joint elected boards meeting Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m. in the mulitpurpose room of building 42 at Central Carolina Community College (764 West St., Pittsboro).

Lee Worsley, Executive Director of Triangle J Council of Govenrments, will attend and give a brief overview of current COG activities.

The meeting will be a facilitated discussion around the issue of affordable housing, led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government staff.

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Monday, October 19, 2015
Opportunity Chatham presentation online

The presentation from Chatham Economic Development Corporation's 2015 Opportunity Chatham breakfast meeting is online.

The slides have addtional and specific data not shown at the breakfast, including average weekly wages, Chatham County students eligible for free and reduced lunch, and various socioeconomic indicators by Census tract.

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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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