Who We Are

About Us

Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency for Chatham County. The EDC is a 501(c)3 economic development non-profit that provides support to businesses throughout the county and markets Chatham County as the preferred location for emerging growth companies.

Our Mission

Building on the County's strategic location between the Triad and Triangle, we are positioning Chatham as the preferred location for emerging growth companies.  Our policy-driven approach leads us to focus on targeted attraction, retention, and entrepreneurship to improve the lives of County residents.  We support infrastructure improvements and preservation of the County's strong quality of place.

View our organizational bylaws (pdf).

Read the Chatham EDC's 2013-2014 Annual Report to learn more about our most recent accomplishments.

2012-2013 Annual Report
2011-2012 Annual Report
2010-2011 Annual Report


Dianne Reid, CEcD
Oversees the Chatham EDC and focuses on attraction

Jamie Vaughn
Vice President
Oversees retention and expansion of existing businesses

Ben Townsend
Business Services Manager
Serves as the initial contact of EDC patrons, maintains EDC records, and provides staff support to other employees

Alyssa Byrd
Communication Specialist
Maintains the EDC's communication outlets and other strategic marketing activities

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