New Jobs Possible: Company To Decide Later In Summer
Published 12:00 am Monday, July 11, 2011
Davie County has a good shot at landing a 550-job furniture related industry, but it isn’t the only community being considered.
Terry Bralley, president of the Davie Economic Development Commission, wouldn’t name the company, but said negotiations have been ongoing for months.
The company has looked at more than one site in Virginia, and other communities in North Carolina are trying to land the new jobs, he said.
Bralley was scheduled to speak to the county planning board on Tuesday night, recommending along with other county officials that the old Reynolds site on Baltimore Road in Advance be re-zoned to I-3. Currently zoned I-1 and R-A, no manufacturing can take place there.
He would not say whether that was the site the company is considering; saying that the county needs to look at all of its industrial zones. “We’re trying to market that piece of property with nice buildings on it, and I noticed you can’t manufacture a product there,” Bralley said.
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