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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…

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.…



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

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