Fayetteville is best known as the home of Fort Bragg, a major U.S. Army installation. The city has received the prestigious All-America City Award from the National Civic League three times. With a population of more than 300,000, Fayetteville ranks as the 6th largest municipality in North Carolina with a sophisticated metropolitan area consisting of restaurants, lodging, entertainment, and health care. Fayetteville’s economy is considered to be one of the best retail markets in the country with a low unemployment rate and a large professionally trained labor force.
Hope Mills is a lovely small town offering its residents a full variety of services boasting beautiful public parks and recreational facilities. These facilities offer a wide range of activities from hiking trails to tennis courts. Hope Mills has numerous shopping centers, a historic downtown area listed on the National Register, medical clinics, and five elementary schools. More than 20 churches of various denominations round out a lovely community in which to raise a family.
Spring Lake is committed, more than ever, to making the town the best it can be for businesses and residents alike, Spring Lake has improved communication lines, installed more quality services, and with its strong leadership and “can do” attitude, this town is picking up the momentum started in years past and leading the county into the next decade. Together with the Greater Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce, the town is actively pursuing new business opportunities for local interest, regional and military projects, national chains and businesses of all sizes.
Hoke County is the fastest growing county in NC and is ranked 20th in growth in the country! FirstHealth Moore opened its doors to patients in 2013 as the county’s first hospital. Best known for its annual week-long Turkey Festival which attracts over 60,000 visitors each year, Hoke is pursuing new business opportunities to continue its impressive economic growth. Residents enjoy a range of recreational venues…from neighborhood parks to playgrounds to ball fields. These facilities offer progressive programs and activities for all ages, day camps for children, working adults, and seniors.
Moore County is a thriving area for people of all ages and ethnicities. What’s more, it has the workforce, infrastructure and resources to accommodate any business start-up. The county welcomes industry that compliments the outstanding quality of life enjoyed here. It is a safe community with an impressive public school system, state-of-the-art healthcare system, and is perfect for equestrian living. Moore County is “The Home of American Golf”® thanks to Pinehurst’s world-renowned No. 2 course and the 43 other superior golf courses throughout the county.
Harnett County combines the benefits of living and doing business in a rural county with the economic and cultural opportunities afforded by North Carolina’s capital city and Research Triangle Park. Here you’ll find two institutions of higher learning: Central Carolina Community College and Campbell University. Eleven more are within an hour’s drive. In addition, Harnett County has many programs devoted to the arts under the umbrella of The Harnett County Arts Council including the Harnett Regional Theater, the Harnett Art Guild, and the Cape Fear Writers Guild, to mention just a few.
Robeson County is the largest county in North Carolina by land area. It was incorporated in 1787 and was named for Colonel Thomas Robeson of the Revolutionary War. The year 2012 marked its 225th birthday! Native Americans, mostly members of the state-recognized Lumbee Tribe, make up 38 percent of the population. The beautiful black water Lumber River ambles through the county and is a wonderful recreational resource for residents. Located approximately 1.5 hours from the beaches and 3 hours from the mountains, Robeson County is situated perfectly for day trips and family excursions.
Sampson County, one of the most productive agricultural areas in the U.S., is quickly becoming known for its business friendly environment due to easy access to I-40 running east/west and 1-95 running north/south, the solid labor force, two international airports, an abundance of available land, two deepwater ports, and superior research universities. All these advantages combined to make it an ideal location for any business, especially distribution and logistics, defense and metal working industries.