1. Central Carolina Community College’s Small Business Center report. Jon Spoon is the director of the center. Conducts seminars and training as well as consults with business owners. He serves as part of the County’s pre-application permit team when a business is involved. Provides connections to local services. Budget of $215,000 is shared between CCCC and Chatham Economic Development Corp.
2. Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center. Opened in March 2017, the conference center provides the largest exhibit and meeting space in Chatham County. In this report covering 2018 there were 912 events booked and $135,269 was generated in revenue. Most Saturdays are booked for events with a few exceptions in January, July, and August. Most scheduled events are for government (non-paying) and non-profit functions, however, 22% of bookings are for private events. Policies allow for internal government events to be scheduled up to 90 days in advance, and non-profit bookings can be scheduled up to 6 months in advance.