From the Chatham News + Record, by Bill Horner III.

PITTSBORO — The objective?

“Ambitious” just scratches the surface.

If the Chatham County EDC’s “Accelerate 2026” five-year development initiative hits its marks, however, the impact — a significant increase in local jobs and tax base growth — will, combined with the market’s residential boom, serve as a rising tide to lift the county to unprecedented economic heights.

Accelerate 2026, a public-private campaign announced earlier this month by Chatham’s Economic Development Corporation, the county’s lead economic growth agency, is raising $900,000 to supplement the EDC’s work. Its leadership says the fundraising campaign allows the private sector to supplement public investment in the EDC — $394,174 from Chatham County, Siler City, Pittsboro and Goldston — and positions Chatham and its municipalities for something the county needs to balance its booming residential growth: for starters, 2,000 new jobs and $500 million in new capital investment.

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