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Posted Monday, April 28, 2014
Pittsboro, NC - Chatham Park construction contracts will be let by "Chatham Park Investors (AKA Tim Smith and Bubba Rawls)" based on the vendors capacity to perform the service, personal relationships and knowledge of prior performance, and price. Builders and realtors locally will be competing in a global marketplace just as we are now. I know a local contractor who wins bids for major water and sewer work in Chapel Hill. So the conclusions of Chatham Matters are an opinion/educated guess?
"The Walmart effect" will operate, but remember Walton started with his one "5 and dime" store in a small town in Arkansas not unlike Siler City and Pittsboro, actually working in the store before buying it. The benefits and the distortions of having a Walmart Superstore nearby seem similar to what we have experienced also with the many, many, housing developments all over Chatham County. They were affecting those who were born here or moved here before we did ("Mortgage Hill" or "Dogwood Acres" in Siler City) and Chatham Park will affect those who are here now and will be moving in or born here over the expected life of the project and thereafter.
May we be careful and keep our perspective as long and broad as possible.
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