PITTSBORO, NC – July 13, 2018 – Chatham Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce the Moncure Megasite has achieved certification from North Carolina’s Certified Sites program.
The certification program has a rigorous review process, which includes evaluating detailed information about utilities, environmental conditions, development costs and infrastructure access. Certification reduces risks to ensure the site is ready for immediate development.
“In our experience, companies want to move quickly in developing after choosing a site,” said Kyle Touchstone, president of Chatham Economic Development Corporation. “Having the certification indicates to businesses in the site selection process that the Moncure Megasite has been reviewed and can meet development timelines that are critical to making their location choice.”
The Moncure Megasite, located in southeast Chatham County near U.S. 1 and Old U.S. 1, is a 2,500-acre site with dual rail access and utilities in place or under construction. In 2016, Golden LEAF Foundation awarded the City of Sanford a $4 million grant to extend wastewater to the site in a joint effort with Chatham County. The site is supported through a regional collaboration between Chatham, Lee and Harnett counties and was rezoned in June to heavy industrial by the Chatham County Board of Commissioners.
“This is a great site with a strong workforce and market for consumers and suppliers, along with easy access to Raleigh and the Research Triangle,” Touchstone said. “Any business that locates here will find immediate success.”
For more information on the Moncure Megasite, visit the website at www.moncuremegasite.com or contact Steve Stroud, Chairman of NAI Carolantic Realty at +1-919-832-0594.
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About Chatham Economic Development Corporation
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.
Alyssa Byrd, Director of Communication and Strategic Projects