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Jun 02 - ‘Really good news’ regarding unemployment rates in April

Sanford Area Growth Alliance Economic Development Executive Director, Bob Joyce, called Lee County's unemployment rate for April, "really good news."…

May 20 - Rabin seeks hotel tax again

Sen. Ronald Rabin has introduced legislation at the General Assembly which would authorize the City of Sanford to enact an…

May 15 - Jonesboro Rotary

Jonesboro Rotary met April 28 with President Larry Aiken at the helm. *Article from The Sanford Herald.

May 11 - Trade show was opportunity, lesson for Lee County, SAGA

A cursory look around Lee County, North Carolina demonstrates that we're active participants in the global economy. *Article from The Sanford…

May 08 - SAGA representatives call German trade fair a success

Sanford Area Growth Alliance's top leadership returned from a trade show in Germany with more knowledge and tools to add…

Apr 25 - Letter to the Editor: The timing is right for bump in hotel occupancy tax

As stated by the Economic Development Partnership of NC, “more than 40,000 North Carolina businesses produce goods and services to support visitor demand, with travelers contributing more than…

Apr 23 - SAGA reps attend trade fair

On Friday, Sanford Area Growth Alliance’s top leadership left North Carolina — and the U.S. — for Germany to attend the largest manufacturing trade show in the world.…

Apr 21 - February unemployment numbers ‘are encouraging’

Sanford Area Growth Alliance Economic Development Executive Director Bob Joyce believes Lee County is making progress in lowering its unemployment rate. *Article in the Sanford…

Apr 19 - City to consider $25,000 in visitors center funding

Lee County could get one step closer to having its own visitor center should the Sanford City Council approve a $25,000 supplement to help pay for it.…

Apr 14 - UNC study discusses Lee County’s population

The UNC Chapel Hill Carolina Population Center estimated Lee County’s population could increase by up to 10 percent between 2015-2035, according to a recently released report.…

Apr 14 - Business thriving in tornado corridor

“It has been a major success. It’s just a vibrant space down there now,” Mann said, referring to the area along South Horner…

Apr 06 - Site selector: Sanford poised to grow

Mark Sweeney, senior principal of McCallum Sweeney, explained the process of how his firm helps companies choose sites like Central Carolina Enterprise Park for construction to the Sanford Area Growth Alliance.…

Mar 24 - Unique 4-3 split gives SAGA, Sanford a boost

There have been plenty of 4-3 votes on issues before the Lee County Board of Commissioners over the years. But not many like the one we…

Mar 23 - Lee County votes to fund visitor services

The Lee County Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 Monday night to provide $50,000 in funding over two years to the…

Mar 08 - Buggy Factory Ribbon Cutting

Members of the community gathered for Monday’s ribbon-cutting at the Buggy Factory. *Photo from the Sanford Herald

Feb 04 - ‘The timing is right’ SAGA seeks support for visitors’ center

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance has requested $50,000 from the Sanford City Council to help in developing a visitor services program…

Feb 04 - Unemployment data suggests slow growth

Lee County’s unemployment rate in Decem-ber was virtually unchanged from what it was a year ago, according to data released…

Jan 28 - NC: Coty to Expand in Lee County, Invest $19M, Add 25 Mfg Jobs

Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced Coty, Inc.,…

Jan 28 - City Council discusses Central Carolina Enterprise Park’s future

A f o c u s e d e f f o r t t o upgrade Central Caro-lina Enterprise…

Jan 26 - Coty news another move in right direction 

Its local workforce already is 750 strong, and with a recently announced addition, Sanford’s Coty plant will employ another 25 workers. *Article from the Sanford…



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The United States and China have engaged in a ping-pong game of tariffs this week. *Article from The Sanford Herald.

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