This week, I went back to my roots as a newspaper business reporter, covering the Chamber of Commerce's county real estate briefing. You can read all the details about commercial and residential markets in Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough in the Carrboro Citizen:

Chapel Hill-Carrboro real estate out-performing Triangle

This kick-ass photo of Downtown Carrboro by Alex Maness is from the Citizen's excellent Carrboro Business & Resource Guide available at Town Hall and online at

By Margot C. Lester
Staff Writer
“Be glad you’re here, because these numbers are a lot better than the Triangle and the rest of the country.”

That quote, from local realtor Mark Zimmerman, pretty much sums up the data points presented at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce’s Orange County Development briefing, held Tuesday at the Friday Center. (To keep reading, click here).


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