Figures you need to know about the chip manufacturer coming to Siler City

From the Chatham News + Record, by Ben Rappaport: 10x The multiplier representing the increased capacity of the new Wolfspeed silicon carbide facility coming to Chatham County. The new facility will produce 10 times more silicon carbide chips than Wolfspeed’s campus in Durham, currently the largest producer in the U.S. Read more…

N.C. Community College System Will Partner with Wolfspeed to Provide Customized Training

RALEIGH – The N.C. Community College System (NCCCS) today announces its partnership with Wolfspeed to provide customized training through its network of community colleges to help fill more than 1,800 jobs that the semiconductor and chip manufacturing company will bring to Chatham County over the next five years. Gov. Cooper and and officials with Read more…

Innovate Carolina launches new skill-building programs in Chatham – here’s how to take advantage.

By Shellie Edge, Innovate Carolina Photography by Sarah Daniels and Brock Pierce, Innovate Carolina Entrepreneurs, business professionals and people with impact-driven ideas in Chatham County and neighboring communities have a new way to create momentum around their enterprising efforts. Innovate Carolina is now a program partner of 79°West and is providing skills-based workshops and Read more…

Chatham County’s 9 x 9 x 9 summer: $9 billion in investment, 9,000 jobs

From WRAL TechWire, by Rick Smith: Wolfspeed’s announcement on Friday that the Durham company would build a $5 million semiconductor plant in Chatham County and create more than 1,800 jobs took on an almost victorious election campaign atmosphere complete with campaign buttons. But these colorful pins weren’t about Democrats or Republicans. No – Read more…

Wolfspeed Selects Siler City, Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Site for New Silicon Carbide Manufacturing Facility

RALEIGH, NC – September 9, 2022 –North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Friday that Wolfspeed, a silicon carbide manufacturing company headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, will establish a new facility in Siler City. The facility will produce a silicon carbide product, often referred to as chips, for use in electric Read more…

EDC’s Michael Smith talks VinFast, Chatham Park, and more on the Chatham News + Record’s Podcast

Dirt is moving at the Triangle Innovation Point, where VinFast plans their first American manufacturing operation featuring 7,500+ jobs and $4 billion in investment. Commercial and residential development is ticking along at a steady pace in Pittsboro’s Chatham Park. The 1,800+ acre Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site in Western Chatham Read more…

Chatham EDC hires Phillip Thompson as Project Manager

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is pleased to announce that Phillip Thompson has joined the organization as a project manager. He will manage the organization’s business attraction and recruitment efforts. Thompson earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Appalachian State University, where his Read more…

Meeting Notice – Triangle Innovation Point Roadway Network Improvements

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing roadway network improvements in the area of a large economic development site in southeastern Chatham County known as Triangle Innovation Point.   Based on Chatham County’s vision for the Moncure Megasite (also known as Triangle Innovation Point), a 2,150-acre group of parcels under one Read more…