Commissioners Endorse Industrial Mega-Site
The Moore County Board of Commissioners on Monday night unanimously endorsed a collaborative effort with Montgomery County for development of an industrial mega-site spanning about 3,000 contiguous acres in the two counties.
Ray Ogden, executive director of Partners in Progress, said he and his counterpart with the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation spearheaded the project five years ago but the project gathered momentum in the past year.
“This is a unique opportunity,” Ogden said.
Ogden said the industrial park has the potential to create thousands of jobs in the two counties in coming years and representatives a major opportunity for economic growth.
The site is located in the northwestern corner of Moore County and the eastern corner of Montgomery County. It is roughly situated between N.C. 24-27 and Spies Road near Interstate 73-74 (U.S. 220).
Commissioner Nick Picerno made the motion to approve a resolution endorsing the initiative, which, for the time being, carries no financial obligation on the part of the county.
More information about the meeting will appear in the print version of The Pilot.
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