Officials with the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite hope adding new land will help lure a major manufacturer to the Piedmont Triad.

The acquisition of the property is meant to fill in some gaps in the site that have lead potential clients to wonder about how it could be developed with unused plots of land dividing it.

Kevin Franklin, vice president of the Randolph County Economic Development Corp., says the purchase should help solve that problem.

“It's been kind of a glaring situation,” he says. “When you sit down with the consultants that work on these projects, one of the first question they ask is ‘What are these holes and why are they there and when are they going to get filled as a part of this site.'”

With the addition of the two new parcels of land, the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite is now approaching a total of 2,000 acres. Experts believe it's large enough to lure an automobile manufacturer, which would be a first for the state.

The site is located in northern Randolph County on the border with Guilford.

The newly acquired tracts must still go through the county rezoning process.

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