Amazon? Rumors amuse local economic developer

Published 1:16 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2023

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

Terry Bralley has heard all of the rumors, too. Everything from Amazon to a Cookout. He finds them amusing.

But the president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission knows the development of Tri-West Business Center on US 158 at Farmington Road is no joke. It’s another partnership where private money is being used to provide space for prospective businesses.

The 297,000 square-foot building being erected next to US 158 is expected to be completed later this year, said Daniel Barnes, principal with The Crown Companies, which is developing the property.

Omega Construction is the general contractor, and leasing is being handled by Jones Lang LaSalle.

And the spec building has not been leased.

According to Bralley, he doesn’t have any active client prospects for the property.

Amazon? Not likely.

A Cook Out? Nope. That company has purchased property along I-40 at US 601 North in Mocksville (former Sagebrush), but hasn’t announced plans for construction.