News Archive

Small Business Symposium
February 3, 2020
- On Thursday, September 20th, 10am to 2pm, local business-support organizations will co-sponsor a Small Business Symposium. The event will be held on the 2nd floor of the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex at 215 N. Main St. in Roxboro. Various individuals from all over the state will be on hand specifically to...

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Person County Airport - A Booster for the Local Economy
June 13, 2019
- Person County Economic Development Commission was pleased to sponsor the May 2019 Industrial Relations Committee Luncheon of the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce, hosted at the Person County Airport. The NCDOT Director of Aviation, Mr. Bobby Walston, delivered a message titled, “What Aviation Means to Our Economy” and...

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GKN Driveline Celebrates 25 Years in Person County, North Carolina
April 29, 2019
- Employees and community leaders joined together to laud this milestone with a contagious sentiment of wanting to see the legacy of the last two-and-a-half decades continue for another 25 years and beyond.   Since opening in January 1994, GKN Driveline has seen two expansions in Person County and has grown to be...

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Duke Energy Awards Funds for Person County Mega Park
January 11, 2019
- On Friday, Person County received a $25,000 grant from Duke Energy to help recruit industry and jobs to the area. Sherry Wilborn, Interim Director for Person County Economic Development, spoke to the instrumentality of Duke’s support. “Duke Energy has been a tremendous partner in our site development efforts...

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NC Commerce Awards Person County $1.6M Rural ReadySites Grant to Extend Water to Person County Mega Park
June 22, 2018
- NC Commerce, in partnership with the Rural Infrastructure Authority, announced today that Person County would receive grant funding in the amount of $1,604,125 to extend water to Person County Mega Park. To read the full media release, click on the link below. 10 Communities to Receive Rural ReadySites Grants

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ED Partners to Host Small Business Symposium
April 19, 2018
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Person County ED Director Comments on Governor Cooper’s “Hometown Strong” Initiative
February 14, 2018
- Governor Roy Cooper recently announced "Hometown Strong", a program he is initiating to help bridge the urban-rural divide. The News and Observer's Craig Jarvis asked Person County Economic Developement Diretor, Stuart Gilbert, his thoughts on the initiative. Those comments are posted below. Read the full article here. Stuart C....

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What is the Chamber of Commerce?
December 4, 2017
-   The Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to lead, promote and support the local business environment in the global economy and improve the quality of life for the Roxboro and Person County community. RACC serves and promotes small business, local industry and...

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Resources for Small Business from PCC's Small Business Center
October 16, 2017
-   Piedmont Community College Small Business Center “The First Step to Your Business Success.” Serving Person and Caswell Counties   Services offered on site by the Small  Business Center include: Free confidential one-on-one business counseling Free Financial Analysis Training and technical assistance in starting a business Seminars,...

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Eaton Corporation of Roxboro Receives Manufacturing Excellence Award
October 9, 2017
- Eaton Corporation’s facility in Roxboro, NC recently received the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) Leadership Award for Manufacturing Excellence. The NCMEP, a public-private operating alliance of programs working together to help manufacturers become efficient and well positioned to grow profitably, formally presented the awards during a ceremony...

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