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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Chatham EDC hosts nearly 300 for annual event

PITTSBORO, NC – October 24, 2017 – Nearly 300 community, business and government leaders gathered Friday, October 20 in Pittsboro to learn and share about economic development efforts and progress in Chatham County.

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Monday, September 18, 2017
Opportunity Chatham planned for October 20, 2017

PITTSBORO, NC – September 18, 2017 – Join Chatham Economic Development Corporation for its annual Opportunity Chatham meeting on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center in Pittsboro.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Chatham County approves option agreements for megasites

PITTSBORO, NC – August 22, 2017 – The Chatham County Board of Commissioners at its August 21 meeting voted to approve option agreements for the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site and Moncure Megasite. Both megasites received a total of $8 million from Golden LEAF Foundation's Major Site Development Initiative (MSDI), under the condition that the properties be under public control with a fixed price for five years.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Arauco North America Moncure Receives Safety Awards

MONCURE, NC – July 19, 2017 – Arauco North America, one of the largest private employers in Chatham County, recently accepted several safety awards from the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) and the Composite Panel Association (CPA). The Moncure manufacturer produces engineered wood products medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particleboard.

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Monday, July 10, 2017
Duke Energy to help prepare Siler City site for industrial development

SILER CITY, NC – July 10, 2017 – As part of the 2017 Duke Energy Site Readiness Program, site consultants from McCallum Sweeney will present a comprehensive study of the 290-acre Little Rhino site on Thursday, July 13 at 3 p.m. at Siler City Town Hall.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Chatham EDC Vice President Earns Economic Development Certificate

PITTSBORO, NC – June 27, 2017 – Jamie Vaughn, vice president of Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC), recently completed the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute (OU EDI) certificate program. The program, established in 1962, is the only executive, professional level program of its kind in the United States.

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Duke Energy selects Siler City site for economic development program

RALEIGH, NC - June 19, 2017 – Duke Energy has selected six North Carolina properties for participation in the first half of its 2017 Site Readiness Program to prepare them for business and industrial development.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Chatham EDC President Touchstone Honored by Triangle Business Journal

RALEIGH, NC - May 4, 2017 - The Triangle Business Journal has selected Kyle Touchstone, president of Chatham Economic Development Corporation, as one of the winners of its "40 Under 40" Leadership Award. The award recognizes 40 of the most influential and highly accomplished young leaders in the Research Triangle Region. They select winners based on their contributions to their organization and the community.

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Monday, April 10, 2017
Chatham Holds Hearings on Megasite Option Agreements Needed for Infrastructure Grants

PITTSBORO, NC - April 10, 2017 - The Chatham County Board of Commissioners has scheduled public hearings at the Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro on April 17, 2017 at 6 PM on proposed option agreements to purchase the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) and the Moncure megasites. The county would only purchase land under the options when one of the sites is selected by an industry.

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Friday, March 17, 2017
Forum Examines Economic Impact of Place, Parks and Quality of Life

PITTSBORO, NC - March 17, 2017 - The Town of Pittsboro Parks Department and the Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host a forum, The Power of Place, Parks and Quality of Life: An Economic Development Perspective, on Tuesday, April 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. The event will take place at the new Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center at 1192 US 64 W Business in Pittsboro.

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