Creating a Megasite is a Team Sport

Even though the 2,500+ acre Moncure Megsite only has one owner, you will soon see there are a lot of very proud parents.

To be certain, developing one of the largest megasites in the country in no small task. But the list of people involved in making the Moncure Megasite what it is today is surprisingly long and varied.  In fact, my biggest fear in writing this post is knowing that important people will be missed.

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Getting Started

It is absolutely safe to say that without the foresight and leadership from economic development professionals, county and municipal leaders, and elected officials from Chatham, Lee and Harnett counties, this site wouldn’t stand a chance to be successful in an ultra-competitive marketplace.

Next Steps

With a foundation of committed professionals in place, the next step is to make sure you actually have something that industry can use. To achieve this, significant study must occur and the results must be documented. Enter engineering firms, utilities, architects, rail providers, and others. Together, these organizations can answer critical questions like “Can the site provide adequate power, natural gas, water and sewer service” and “Are there any environmental issues to hinder the development of the site?”

Spreading the Word

As the site passes more and more tests, and the partners get more and more excited, it’s time to bring in the sales and marketing experts. Because the Moncure Megasite holds such tremendous promise for the region, the Research Triangle real estate powerhouse firm NAI Carolantic was brought on board to lead the promotional charge. With them came a 30+ year veteran of corporate site selection, and a team of designers and videographers to make sure the site gets the attention it deserves.

A partial list of the many partners involved in the Moncure Megasite project is below.

Britt-Nance Collaborative
Chatham County
Chatham County Economic Development
CSX Transportation
Duke Energy
Harnett County
Harnett County Economic Development
K2 Video Productions
Lee County
Lee County Economic Development
Liaison Design Group
McClelland & Associates
NAI Carolantic
Norfolk Southern
O’Brien / Atkins
PSNC Natural Gas
Sanford, City of
Withers & Ravenel

Jeff Denny