Friday, March 6, 2020
From the Chatham News + Record:
PITTSBORO — Economic development officials boasted about Chatham County’s recent business successes and sounded hopeful as they looked toward the future.
The annual “Opportunity Chatham” event, sponsored by the Chatham Economic Development Corporation and held at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center on March 6, featured speakers sharing their excitement.
Speakers like Stan Kelly, the CEO of the Piedmont Triad Partnership and head spokesman for the Carolina Core, talked about the role that the center of North Carolina will play in the future of the state. The Carolina Core is an economic strategy that sells central North Carolina, including Chatham, as a suitable place for large corporations and industries to make their home in the state.
Kelly cited two engines of economic growth already in the state, the Triangle and the city of Charlotte, and said Chatham County and the surrounding area could be next.
“It’s important for the central part of North Carolina to be that third engine of growth,” he said. “We’re doing OK in the central part of North Carolina. We want to do better. We believe that a win for Chatham County is a win for Randolph County. This strategy has brought us together.”
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