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Oct 01 - SAGA meeting focuses on growth

Thursday night's second annual Sanford Area Growth Alliance meeting was all about growth. *Article from The Sanford Herald.

Sep 30 - Economic Development Awards presented at SAGA Annual Meeting

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance held its second Annual Meeting last night at Carolina Trace Country Club, where it provided…

Sep 13 - Optimism abounds at Public Policy Luncheon

Attendees of Monday's Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Luncheon were treated to an optimistic look, with a touch of warning,…

Sep 02 - Candy company to open facility in Sanford

Boston Fruit Slice and Confectionery Co. will open a manufacturing facility in a renovated building located at 2627 Watson Ave.…

Sep 02 - Lidl to open Sanford location

There will soon be another grocery store to choose from in Sanford, and it will come with a name that…

Aug 19 - SAGA adds McIver to staff

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance has announced the recent selection of Crystal McIver as Visitors Services Manager. *Article from The…

Aug 03 - SAGA brings on new staff members

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance announced in a July news release the selection of Morgan Barbour as Events Manager and…

Aug 02 - Real estate market, it’s ‘unbelievable’

At Monday's monthly Sanford Area Growth Alliance Public Policy Luncheon, Mayor Chet Mann and Sanford Area Association of Realtors 2016…

Jul 28 - Dollar General to move into former Wal-Mart Express location

After nealry six months since closing, the building that formerly housed the Broadway Wal-Mart Express was purchased by major discount…

Jul 12 - City shares progress on Streetscape project

The City of Sanford shared its progress Monday on the Streetscape project, including what’s been completed and work that still…

Jul 06 - Occupancy tax needs to be pushed through

Once again Sanford and Lee County were jilted at the alter by the General Assembly. *Article from The Sanford Herald. 

Jul 06 - Joyce: ‘We look really good’

The recent unemployment rates for the state and counties continue to show promising results for Lee County. *Article from The…

Jul 05 - Hotel tax bill stalls as session ends

Sanford’s representatives in the General Assembly failed to pass an occupancy tax bill for the second year in a row.…

Jul 02 - Coal ash, hotel tax bills progress

As state lawmakers prepare to end their short session, a number of bills long debated are beginning ot again take…

Jun 11 - Sanford, Lee County can miss the boat - Editorial

How to take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity? *Editorial from The Sanford Herald.

Jun 08 - Lee County adopts new budget in 5-2 vote

Voting along party lines Monday night, the Lee County Board of Commissioners adopted a budget for next fiscal year which did…

Jun 07 - Bryan pushes for Lee County to be Work Ready

Lee County Schools Superintendant Andy Bryan emphasized how important it is that Lee County be a Work Ready Community. *Article…

Jun 03 - CCEP priorities cause tension

The city and county remain committed to providing utility infrastructure to a planned industrial park, but officials said plans to improve…

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…



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Nov 28 - SAGA receives money for business recruitment

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance was granted $24,000 by the Lee County Board of Commissioners Monday night. *Article from The…

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