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Mar 28 - SAGA’s marketing director works to ‘keep the eye’ on Sanford

Austin Thomas loved to draw growing up. A class he took in high school got him interested in marketing. *Article…

Mar 23 - County commissioners hear economic development update

Sanford Area Growth Alliance's Bob Joyce gave an update on economic development efforts in Lee County Monday at the Lee…

Mar 15 - Lee County named certified work ready community

Lee County has been certified as an NC Works Certified Work Ready Community by the North Carolina Chamber Foundation. *Article…

Mar 12 - Raleigh Executive Jetport breaks ground for expansion

The Raleigh Executive Jetport held an official groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, March 9 in celebration of their expansion. *Article from…

Mar 05 - Commissioners to consider economic development issues

Multiple items of business related to economic development will come before the Lee County Board of Commissioners during its meeting…

Feb 25 - Thrash delivers SAGA update

Sanford Area Growth Alliance's Chief Executive Officer Joy Thrash attended the city council retreat Tuesday night to deliver an organizational…

Feb 23 - Significant economic development decisions made Monday

While discussion over commissioner Andre Knecht's Facebook post took most of the spotlight during Monday's Lee County Board of Commissioners…

Feb 23 - ‘Cautiously optimistic’ - Occupancy tax proponents excited but remain wary

When N.C. Rep. John Sauls filed House Bill 143 Tuesday, that marked the third bill in three years introduced in…

Feb 23 - Customer assistance program approved

In an unusually structured meeting, the Sanford City Council adjourned to a closed session for the first item on its…

Feb 23 - Customer assistance program approved

In an unusually structured meeting, the Sanford City Council adjourned to a closed session for the first item on its…

Feb 22 - New occupancy tax bill on deck

Another Sanford occupancy tax bill has been introduced in the N.C. General Assembly with a key difference to one filed…

Jan 28 - Officials parse financial issues at retreat

The Lee County Boad of Commissioners honed in on finances during its annual board retreat Thursday and Friday, particularly pertaining…

Jan 27 - Wording of bill raises concerns

The filing of a Sanford occupancy tax bill by N.C. Sen. Ronald Rabin Wednesday has been met with pushback and…

Jan 25 - The time is now for occupancy tax

We know we sound like we are beating a dead horse when we say passing a hotel occupancy tax for…

Jan 25 - A decade later, Sauls picking up where he left off

After 10 years away, John Sauls was already taking in meetings in Raleigh at the Legislative Building and re-integrating himself…

Jan 08 - Business Buzz: Mixer to include market forecast

Seal It Services is bringing 15 new full-time jobs to Sanford. *Feature from Fayetteville Observer.  

Jan 08 - Seal It Services announces expansion to Sanford

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance is pleased to annouce Seal It Services has entered into a lease/purchase agreement to relocate…

Jan 05 - BOC approves six incentive packages

The Lee County Board of Commissioners approved seven financial packages, six of the incentives, aimed at stimulating economic development during…

Jan 04 - BOC to discuss incentive packages

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will hold six public hearings during its meeting tonight on incentive packages, two of…

Dec 25 - Thumbs Up: Lee County open for business

While debates go on at the state level about whether or not North Carolina is "open for business" because of…



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Feb 18 - Economic incentives on BOC’s docket Monday

Economic incentives are back on the menu Monday, 2/19, when the Lee County Board of Commissioners reconvene. *Article from The…

Feb 11 - Chamber Banquet Award Winners

Hundreds gathered Tuesday evening, 2/6, inside the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center for the Sanford Area Growth Alliance's Annual Chamber…

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