Business

Chatham County again experiences increased visitor spending

The latest statewide tourism spending report shows that “domestic visitors” spent $30.77 million in Chatham County during 2012, an increase of 4.4 percent from 2012, continuing a multi-year trend of substantial growth in visitor spending. On August 14, 2014, the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports released the results of the annual study conducted by the U.S. Travel Association.

CCCC plans workforce training for Chatham-Randolph megasite

Excitement is running high at Central Carolina Community College as it works with city, county, state and industry representatives to develop a blueprint for workforce training at the Chatham-Randolph industrial manufacturing megasite. The 1,800-acre Chatham County site, located northwest of Siler City, is ideal for an automotive assembly plant as well as original equipment manufacturers, according to Southern Business & Development magazine. It ranked the megasite as the No. 3 site in the South – and No. 1 in the state – for an auto assembly plant.

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Siler City Development Organization to host megasite forum on June 19

The Siler City Development Organization is hosting a public meeting Thursday, June 19 to discuss what the community can do to support successfully attracting a business to the Chatham Randolph Megasite. The meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Siler City’s First United Methodist Church (1101 W. Raleigh St.) from 6 – 9 p.m. A light supper will be provided.