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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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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Duke Energy to help prepare Moncure site for industrial development

Duke Energy to help prepare Chatham County, N.C., location for potential industrial development

CHARLOTTE — Duke Energy Carolinas has chosen a 1,470-acre tract near Moncure, N.C., to participate in the utility’s 2014 Site Readiness Program to prepare the location for potential industrial development.

The undeveloped property is located at the intersection of Old U.S. 1 and U.S. Highway 1, near the Cape Fear Power Plant.

The site has rail service and access to multiple transmission power sources.

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Southwest Chatham Internet Expansion Meeting Slated on Sept. 25

Contact: Debra Henzey, 919-542-8258

Southwest Chatham Internet Expansion Meeting Slated on Sept. 25

PITTSBORO—Randolph Telephone has asked Chatham County to help get out the word about its interest in expanding its broadband coverage in southwestern parts of the county where there is little or no broadband service. Residents are invited to attend a community meeting on Sept. 25, 2014, at 6:30 pm at Chatham Central High School’s cafeteria to learn more.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
New Chatham Small Business Center coordinator named

Central Carolina Community College has named Jon Spoon as the new Small Business Center Coordinator for Chatham County effective September 22nd.

Jon is a native of Chatham County and is currently Director of the NC Arts Incubator in Siler City. He replaces Gary Kibler who retired in June. Jon’s new role is a full-time, shared position between CCCC and the Chatham Economic Development Corporation. In addition to being responsible for all SBC activities in Chatham County, he will also provide start-up assistance and resources for local entrepreneurs through the EDC.

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Friday, August 1, 2014
Chatham EDC Seeks New Board Members

The Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) seeks applicants to serve on its Board of Directors. The EDC is a private, non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote job creation and private capital investment in Chatham County.

The members of the commission will be selected for their business knowledge and interest in economic development issues. The EDC is seeking to expand board diversity in terms of geography, race, ethnicity, age, gender and expertise.

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Friday, August 1, 2014
Done Right, Chatham Park Holds Promise

Sougata Mukherjee    

Editor- Triangle Business Journal

This week’s cover story on how things could change dramatically in Pittsboro and Chatham County when the 7,200-plus acre Chatham Park development gets underway, reflects a microcosm of things to come in the Triangle.

Understandably, some longtime Chatham County residents are not happy with Preston Development’s mega-plans. After all, most of them chose the rural and quiet life rather than living in an urban environment.

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