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Sep 20 - Caterpillar expanding Sanford operations

Caterpillar Inc. will add 40 jobs and invest $15 million in Sanford by opening a preassembly plant for skid-steer loaders,…

Sep 18 - Agenda includes SAGA contract, grant hearing

The Sanford City Council meets tonight following Hurricane Florence that swept through North Carolina this past weekend. *Article from The…

Aug 31 - Economic development project discussed in closed sessions

The Lee County Board of Commissioners and Sanford City Council met in separate closed sessions this week to discuss an…

Aug 29 - Dowa Thermotech to build Sanford facility

Dowa Thermotech, a Japanese company that manufactures industrial furnaces and offers heat treatment for metal parts, announced Tuesday, 8/28, it…

Aug 18 - SAGA selects next CEO

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance announced Friday Mike Smith will be the organization's new Chief Executive Officer, according to a…

Aug 17 - Charlotte-region economic development executive headed to Triangle area

  Michael Smith, who has led economic development agencies in the Charlotte region for the last 12 years or so,…

Aug 17 - DMV: Changes in progress at Lee office

Wait times at the Lee County office of the Division of Motor Vehicles may decrease now that staffing levels have increased.…

Aug 10 - Chamber of Commerce welcomes new chairman and board members

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has welcomed four new members to the Board. *Article…

Jul 23 - Thumbs Up - 7/22/18

Caterpillar is expanding its operations here by buying an empty building and pledging to hire 40 new employees. *Editorial from…

Jul 20 - Faces & Places - 7/20/18

The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce honored outgoing board member Wood Doster, right, with a certificate for his time on…

Jul 19 - Caterpillar to expand, hire 40 new employees

Caterpillar is expanding its operations in Sanford by buying an empty building and hiring 40 new employees, Bob Joyce of…

Jul 17 - ‘Project Eagle’ public hearing on agenda

The Sanford City Council will take up business Tuesday night for the only time in July. *Article by The Sanford…

Jul 13 - Faces & Places - 7/13/18

Beth Bray, employment specialist at the Stevens Center - a group that provides support for people with developmental disabilities -…

Jul 13 - Faces & Places - 7/13/18

Beth Bray, employment specialist at the Stevens Center - a group that provides support for people with developmental disabilities -…

Jul 12 - ‘No business today wants to wait’ - City becoming more aggressive in infrastructure development

One thing Bob Joyce repeats again and again is that companies these days are very concerned with how quickly a…

Jul 10 - Chamber of Commerce welcomes new chairman

With the passing of the gavel at a luncheon Monday, Doug Gay, outgoing Chairman of the Sanford Area Chamber of…

Jul 08 - Vacant businesses decreasing in Sanford

At least 20 spaces currently sit empty on Horner Boulevard, but things are looking up, a local realtor and city…

Jul 07 - DMV promises changes to local office

In response to a plea from the Sanford Area Growth Alliance, the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles has pledged to…

Jun 27 - Faces & Places - 6/27/18

Cindy White from the Bayberry Retirement Inn was recognized as the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce's Ambassador of the Quarter…

Jun 24 - SAGA supports land use plan

Growing and prosperous communities share certain characteristics. A basic attribute is a cohesive and coherent plan for where the community…



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