A proposed economic development project is taking root in Moore County, though details are scant at this point.
Called “Project Woodpecker,” the Moore County Board of Commissioners have called a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the business development effort.
The move by commissioners to bring the project to light follows a series of closed sessions they’ve held since early March 2020.
Pinehurst Village Council members have also met behind closed doors several times since mid-March to discuss an economic development proposal.
There has been no official word whether the two projects are related.
Pat Corso, executive director of Partners in Progress, Moore County’s economic development office, said it was inappropriate for him to comment on the proposed projects at this time.
In a July telephone interview with The Pilot, County Chairman Frank Quis acknowledged that local officials have been working under a confidentiality agreement.
“What I can say is that I am optimistic about a couple of projects in Moore that seem to be moving forward. It is important that elected officials are forthright to the extent you can be.”