Project Ice selects Siler City, Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Site for 157 new jobs, $39M investment, pending final real estate and local grant negotiations

Siler City, NC – April 23, 2024 – Housing component manufacturer Innovative Construction Group (ICG or the Company) announced Tuesday that they are planning a manufacturing facility in Siler City subject to receiving local incentive approvals and finalizing real estate negotiations. The Company would make a capital investment of approximately Read more…

Chatham County’s Wolfspeed Project wins Southern Economic Development Council’s 2023 Community Economic Development Award

The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) honored Chatham County’s Wolfspeed project with the 2023 Community Economic Development Award for the 40,001-100,000 population category. The award recognizes outstanding communities for their efforts in advancing economic viability through economic and community development programs. The winners were announced Tuesday, August 15th at the 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…

Chatham EDC’s Sam Rauf recognized as North Carolina Economic Development Emerging Leader of the Year

PITTSBORO, NC – June 22, 2022 – Sam Rauf, the Chatham EDC’s former senior project manager, was named the North Carolina Economic Development Association’s Emerging Leader of the Year at its annual meeting. The award is presented to the individual who best exemplifies leadership in the state’s economic development efforts. Read more…