The Economic Development Corporation of Chatham County met with the Board of Commissioners and announced they had met all of the goals in regards to creating brand new jobs and expanding current businesses in the region.
Starting in July 2011, nearly 5 new brand companies established themselves in the area of Chatham County, North Carolina which ultimately resulted in the creation of nearly 450 new jobs.
Nine other companies in Chatham County are also planning on expanding which would result in the creation of an additional 220 jobs. The President of the Economic Development Corporation states that the growth is going to result in brand new capital investment of approximately $150 million dollars.
The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners elaborates on how Chatham County is being more jobs friendly which are leading to positive results for the local community. According to the Chairman, the ultimate goal of the county is to be a place in which the community can work and live efficiently without worrying about many complications.
Growth has become a key factor for Chatham County as they focused on:
- Utilizing 180 volunteers to develop an economic development strategy to implement
- Creating a brand which will be able to be the hallmark of the county
- Creating a new logo to represent the newly revitalized county
The EDC (Economic Development Corporation) is working in synchronization with the local businesses as they have currently filled out applications to expand their companies. The President of the EDC wants to make sure the organization works closely with businesses so that growth can occur in the region of Chatham County. An example of job growth in the region is the expansion of Acme-McCrary which had an investment of $500,000 dollars, the retention of 42 jobs and the creation of nearly 100 brand new jobs.
Overall, economic development and success is clearly seen in Chatham County, North Carolina.