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Fri June 27, 2014

Chatham-Randolph Megasite Ready for Auto Manufacturing Plant & Other Development

Earlier this month the more than 1,800-acre megasite in Chatham and Randolph counties received official state certification, making it the largest site in North Carolina with the designation and the only certified Megasite.

Nat Taylor of Winston-Salem firm Taylor & McChesney stands on the 1,818-acre Chatham-Randolph Megasite near Siler City. The site recently received official certification from the state of North Carolina.
Credit Catherine Carlock/Triad Business Journal

Official certification means the Chatham-Randolph Megasite has met and gone through really a rigorous set of requirements outlined by the state to prove that the site could be ready for construction within a year.

That’s a crucial step in marketing the site to potential end users like an automobile manufacturer. The auto plants themselves create thousands of jobs, but each specific plant manufacturing job can create six to seven related positions.

Catherine Carlock, a reporter with the Triad Business Journal toured that site last week and features the development in the newspaper’s cover story. She explains why certification is such a huge step for the project.

To read Catherine Carlock’s stories and more breaking business news from the region, go to the Triad Business Journal online at

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