• Vice President of Economic Development Ted Connor has met with several prospects (more are scheduled for next week) while continuing to respond to RFI’s for large and medium size projects, despite space challenges.
  • Construction on the 26 story tower in City Center, along with the adjoining hotel could start by November.
  • There is also a great deal of conversation about two of the proposed projects downtown: the Van Alen and Hendrick Automotive sites.
  • Conversations continue at the State legislature as the approaching deadline (mid August) for the extended State budget nears.
  • The Chamber will hold a Candidates Forum for local Durham City Council races later this month at the Chamber office. John White will be working with Ted Abernathy and all the candidates to ensure an informative and productive session.