‘On the precipice of giant things’: Chatham officials optimistic about county’s development

BY BEN RAPPAPORT, News + Record Staff PITTSBORO — Speakers at Tuesday’s Chamber of Commerce Development Briefing touted recent economic development announcements and growth as evidence Chatham County is headed in the right direction. The networking event, held at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center, drew 250 people and Read more…

VinFast plant expected to produce big boost in local property tax revenue

BY DAVID HILL, News + Record Correspondent PITTSBORO — The electric vehicle plant planned for the Triangle Innovation Point industrial site near Moncure is expected to boost property tax revenue for Chatham County each year by about 25%, according to economic impact projections. VinFast’s manufacturing plant is expected to generate Read more…

Chatham County approves loan to affordable housing developer for 72 units

PITTSBORO — The Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved a low-interest loan April 18 to affordable housing developer Wallick Communities for 72 units of income-restricted housing. Wallick Communities, an Ohio-based affordable housing developer, was selected in 2019 through a county request for proposal (RFP) process, and in 2021 by the Read more…

Mosaic development

A Boom Beyond the City – The Triangle’s growth transforms Johnston, Chatham and other outlying counties – forever

From the Triangle Business Journal: The meeting passed the four-hour mark, and the Chatham County Board of Commissioners had just listened to plans for yet another housing development. The scene is familiar across the Triangle’s small communities as they grapple with growth. “This is the future, friends and neighbors,” said Read more…