- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina Railroad Co. is buying more land in a proposed industrial site south of Greensboro.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported (http://bit.ly/28QSSzw) that the railroad will buy an additional 100 acres in the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite.

Railroad president Scott Saylor says the purchase is in cooperation with the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite Foundation.

Saylor says the additional land will help ensure that the site can meet the needs of large-scale industry.

He says the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite and other large sites in North Carolina will improve the state’s competitive advantage in recruiting a major manufacturer.

Local and regional economic developers hope the site in the northeast corner of Randolph County on the Guilford County line will attract a car manufacturer or other heavy manufacturing company.

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Information from: News & Record, http://www.news-record.com

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