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300 New Jobs Coming to Person County, NC, with POLYWOOD Expansion
July 26, 2021
- Photo taken from POLYWOOD announcement in 2018 POLYWOOD, a maker of outdoor furniture made from recycled plastics, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing and distribution center located in Roxboro, NC, to include an additional 300 jobs and $61.6 million dollars in capital investment over the next five years. POLYWOOD CEO, Doug Rassi,...

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Raleigh Regional Airport at Person County Set to Break Ground on Corporate Hangar
July 14, 2021
- On Wednesday morning, elected and appointed officials, county staff, and citizens gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at the Raleigh Regional Airport at Person County to commemorate the construction of a new, fully-equipped 130’ x 120’ corporate hangar. The event was held as a prelude to construction set to be completed...

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Person County North Park RFP
January 25, 2021
- Person County is seeking a private development partner to construct a speculative industrial building on the Person County North Park site. Follow this link to learn more about this opportunity to join in our growth!         Person County is a part of the Research Triangle Region of...

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Ringing in the New
December 31, 2020
- It’s that time of year where organizations reflect on the outgoing year’s accomplishments and look forward to new and expanded successes. As we entered 2020, there was a lot of economic momentum that communities were looking forward to building on. Many events and campaigns took advantage of...

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Person County, NC, Advances Megasite
September 21, 2020
- Person County, NC, continues to do the work of risk elimination and site readiness to meet the advanced timelines of economic development projects in a post-COVID economy. On September 15, 2020, the US Army Corps of Engineers officially issued a permit for grading and site preparation at the Person County Mega Park,...

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Interest-Free Loans Available for Person County Small Businesses
September 1, 2020
- Our COVID-19 Resources page has been updated to include a new opportunity for Person County small businesses. Interest free loans are now available through the Kerr Tar Council of Governments (COG). See below for more information, including a full media release from the Kerr Tar COG about the "Open for...

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Will Economic Recovery be an Opportunity for a Rural Reset?
May 19, 2020
- Urban-Rural Divide One of the greatest challenges for rural communities over the past few years has been the trend towards urbanization. Any number of specialized, rural-focused non-profits, government programs, think tanks and campaigns could not seem to breach the Urban-Rural Divide. We’ve been encouraged to incorporate the &ldquo...

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Sustainability through Milk Jugs and Megasites - An Earth Day 2020 Reflection
April 21, 2020
- April 22nd is Earth Day 2020. What better time to reflect on sustainability efforts going on in Person County, North Carolina? Polywood One of the most amazing and impactful of those efforts is through Polywood, a maker of outdoor furniture from recycled plastics. In 2019, Polywood recycled the equivalent of 146,000,000 milk...

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From Parachutes to PPE - Local Manufacturers Pivot Production
April 18, 2020
- Local Manufacturers have Pivoted to PPE Two Person County manufacturers have begun producing masks available for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical and industrial use. North American Aerodynamics, Inc., a company that produces parachutes for military and sport use, is making Level 1 masks, while Piedmont Filter Manufacturing is making both...

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Person County, NC, Announces COVID PIVOT Impact Loans
April 8, 2020
-  On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Person County Commission Board Chairman, Ray Jeffers, made the first amendment to the Person County Declaration of the State of Emergency, as declared on March 16th, to establish a program of short-term assistance to the small business sector during the COVID-19 crisis. The amendment recognizes the...

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