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Local Investments, Collaboration Key to Alamance Industrial Park

December 14, 2016

The N.C. Commerce Park in Alamance County, North Carolina is an economic development success story that underscores how vital interlocal and regional collaboration is for community and economic development. It highlights the power of partnership and also the importance of local leaders that share a collaborative mindset. The N.C. Commerce Park is an 1,100-acre economic development zone, with parcels in the process of being certified by the N.C. Department of Commerce, located in the Hawfields area of eastern Alamance County. The area includes parcels owned by dozens of private land-owners who have voluntarily become partners with the N.C. Commerce Park in agreeing to easements and (very importantly) to provide options on their properties. The 1,100 acres includes parts of Graham, Mebane, and unincorporated Alamance County. Site development involved $12 million for infrastructure, jointly funded by the three local governments and the N.C. Department of Transportation.  Later the three local governments also each contributed $100,000 to the Alamance County Chamber of Commerce to oversee the site certification process.

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