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Major economic projects coming to Clayton, Selma

March 1, 2019

The Town of Selma is the site of a proposed 353-acre mixed-use development that will include a commercial and industrial area known as Eastfield Business Park. The Eastfield Project will include The Shops at Eastfield, Eastfield Estates, Eastfield Park and Eastfield Village. Developers expect to invest more than $287.5 million in the initiative. Once complete, Eastfield will be home to 3,100 jobs. It will boost Johnston County’s annual GDP by $169 million, according to a recent economic impact analysis. “As we looked more closely at the site and considered all its potential, our interests turned to mixed-use and we began to think bigger,” Mr. Dougherty said. He credits a supportive local government with helping define the company’s vision for Eastfield. “Nothing like this takes place in a vacuum,” Mr. Dougherty said. “This would not have happened but for the involvement of town and county leaders.” “We’re hopeful that Eastfield becomes a recognized model for how county and municipal governments can work with private investors under a sustainable vision for mixed-use development that brings a diverse array of new jobs, amenities, assets and opportunities,” Selma Mayor Cheryl Oliver said, who also chairs the Johnston County Economic Development Advisory Committee. “This is a transformative project for the people of Selma, and the future begins today.”

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