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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Global Leaders to Germany Observations and Challenges

Earlier this year, the University of North Carolina’s Center for International Understanding launched a Global Leaders to Germany program to provide North Carolina representatives an opportunity to learn first-hand about the German system of supporting manufacturing. The Institute for Emerging Issues sponsored Catawba and Chatham counties to attend. The Chatham County team included Dianne Reid, President of Chatham Economic Development Corporation, Renee Paschal, Assistant County Manager and Dr.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014
Chatham Park breaks ground for first building

Groundbreaking for historic Chatham Park begins with UNC Health Care

"The development has the potential to impact the Triad housing market, particularly because it could appeal to split households where one person works in the Triangle and the other the Triad. Given its scope, the project could also be pitched as an amenity to corporate executives who might consider potential megasites in Randolph and western Chatham counties."

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Monday, November 17, 2014
McCallum Sweeney gives Moncure Super Park high marks

McCallum Sweeney Consulting presented a comprehensive evaluation of the Moncure Super Park on Nov. 12 as part of the 2014 Duke Energy Site Readiness Program.

Mark Sweeney, senior principal of the Greenville, S.C. firm, gave the 1,446-acre site high marks in each assessment category. Wastewater, which is not readily available at the site, received low marks. The Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is working with property owners to explore multiple options.

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Monday, October 27, 2014
Chatham County’s elected boards to meet, discuss economic development action agenda

Chatham County’s elected boards to meet, discuss economic development action agenda

PITTSBORO – On Tuesday, November 25, 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 provide input into the EDC’s strategic action plan.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Consultants to present Moncure Super Park analysis Nov. 12

As part of the 2014 Duke Energy Site Readiness Program, McCallum Sweeney, a nationally known consulting firm, has completed its comprehensive study of the Moncure Super Park. The consulting team will present its final report on Wednesday, November 12 from 8 – 10 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room of Building 42 at Central Carolina Community College (764 West St. in Pittsboro). The meeting will be attended by state and local officials, as well as area businesses and community residents.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Economic impact study shows value of CCCC

SANFORD — Central Carolina Community College and its students added $229.4 million in income to the college’s service area economy in Fiscal Year 2012-13, according to preliminary data from a new statewide economic impact study.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Chatham’s New AAA Bond Rating Puts County in Select Group

The week of October 14 brought great news for Chatham County from the two major bond rating agencies announcing upgraded bond ratings, including the highest rating of AAA from Standard and Poor’s. The higher ratings mean lower interest rates for bonds on projects like the new Agriculture & Conference Center.

The good news also means that Chatham is in the select company of a few much larger counties. Only eight other much larger counties in the state and 89 counties in the entire nation had earned a AAA rating from Standard and Poor’s, as of 2013 Census reports.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Jon Spoon new CCCC Chatham SBC Coordinator

SANFORD – Chatham County native Jon Spoon, of Pittsboro, joins Chatham’s two main business development organizations — the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center and Chatham Economic Development Corporation.

Spoon’s new role of SBC Coordinator is a full-time, shared position between CCCC and the Chatham EDC. In addition to being responsible for all SBC activities in Chatham County, Spoon will also be providing start-up assistance and resources for local entrepreneurs through the EDC.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Small business marketing is focus of CCCC seminar

PITTSBORO — “Inexpensive and Creative Ways to Market Your Small Business” will be the topic of a free business seminar to be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Central Carolina Community College’s Chatham County Campus in Pittsboro.

Emily Ballance, professional speaker and entrepreneur who has successfully owned and marketed two businesses for more than 25 years, will present the seminar.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tony Tata to Keynote Opportunity Chatham

North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata will be the keynote speaker for the Chatham Economic Development Corporation’s sixth annual Opportunity Chatham, presented by Triangle Community Foundation. Secretary Tata will discuss his efforts to more closely link transportation investment with economic development.

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