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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 22, 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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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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