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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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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Lazar to Close L.A. factory in Move to North Carolina

Furniture Today
Furniture Today Staff

LOS ANGELES — Upholstery producer Lazar Inds. said it will shut down its factory here and shift all of production to its plant in Siler City, N.C.

The Siler City facility is in the final phase of an expansion project, which will enable the company to make the move.

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Chatham EDC Board Welcomes New Officers

The Chatham Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors elected new officers for its current fiscal year. Chris Ehrenfeld, a Chatham County real estate developer and entrepreneur, will serve as the board’s chair.

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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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