CCCC Trustees will meet for lease approval on Moore Center May 9

Sanford, NC – The Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees will meet in-person at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the Marchant Hall Conference Room on the CCCC Lee Main Campus in Sanford. The meeting is available virtually here.

The sole purpose of this special meeting is to consider for approval a proposed lease with Lee County for the property on which the E. Eugene Moore Manufacturing and Biotech Solutions Center is located.

The E. Eugene Moore Manufacturing and Biotech Solutions Center located at Central Carolina Community College’s (CCCC) Lee Main Campus sits in the middle of a region experiencing an explosion of economic development. Within one hour of the center, there are 104,000 existing manufacturing jobs with 20,000+ more announced in the past 18 months—including 7,500 with VinFast and 1,800 with Wolfspeed, both within CCCC’s service area. This development is already causing a ripple effect, attracting support industries, such as FedEx, to the area. The Center was made possible by Lee County’s purchase of a 22-acre former manufacturing facility. Funding from a private donation, coupled with pending grant applications, will provide the project’s initial investment.

When renovation is complete, the now vacant facility will be transformed to a one-of-a-kind, world-class education center—the largest facility in the state focused on addressing the workforce needs of advanced manufacturing and biotechnology. The Moore Center’s 220,000 square feet of training space also boasts access to nearby 4-lane limited-access highways leading to industries throughout the region.

The Moore Center is poised to successfully address the workforce needs of North Carolina’s current and future employers by focusing on three core goals:

  1. Recruiting the manufacturing workforce’s next generation of skilled workers;
  2. Training in state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies to support current and future manufacturing and biotechnology environments; and
  3. Providing North Carolina with a world class resource capable of driving future economic development by supporting and attracting the businesses of tomorrow.

The Moore Center will not only meet existing and critical regional workforce needs but also fuel regional economic development by showcasing North Carolina’s ability to attract, train, and retain a high-quality workforce.