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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…

Jun 23 - Faces & Places - 6/23/18

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance celebrated Thursday the graduation of the 2017-18 Leadership Sanford Class. *Photo from The Sanford Herald. 

Jun 21 - SAGA deal approved with alterations

The city funding of the Sanford Area Growth Alliance came under examination Tuesday night as the council approved a year…

Jun 19 - SAGA contract on city council docket

The city's contract with the Sanford Area Growth Alliance tops tonight's agenda for the Sanford City Council meeting. *Article by…

Jun 17 - Sanford Area Growth Alliance receives national recognition

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance has earned national recognition for an Award of Excellence in Communications by the Association of…

Jun 12 - Budget passed with 2-cent tax increase and vehicle fee

The Sanford City Council passed its fiscal year 2018-2019 budget Monday, 6/11, increasing the city's property tax rate by 2…

Jun 03 - SRO talks to headline BOC meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners has a packed agenda scheduled for Monday night. *Article from The Sanford Herald. 

May 23 - SAGA welcomes new staff members

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance (SAGA) is pleased to announce the recent selection of Jimmy Randolph as Existing Industry Development…

May 22 - East Sanford tract chosen as state Opportunity Zone

A piece of land in East Sanford received an economic development boost last week. *Article from The Sanford Herald. 

May 18 - Officials to announce first CCEP tenant soon

The Central Carolina Enterprise Park may soon be getting its first resident. *Article from The Sanford Herald. 

Apr 25 - ‘Opportunity Zones’ could boost East Sanford investment

While debate continues over the new federal tax law passed near the end of last year, one less-publicized program in…

Apr 13 - Faces & Places - 4/13/18

Leadership Sanford recently packed Backpack Pals at the Christian United Outreach Center of Lee County. *Photo from The Sanford Herald.

Apr 05 - ‘This has a ripple effect:’ Tarriff back-and-forth could hurt Lee County

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

Apr 03 - Mann: Community should run sister city program

Mayor Chet Mann spoke glowingly Monday, 4/2, of Sanford's sister city partnership with Yixing, a city in China with a…

Mar 15 - Streetscape project wins Small Town Main Street Award

Despite some complications along the way, Sanford's downtown streetscape project is now an award winner. *Article from The Sanford Herald.

Mar 06 - Policy Luncheon highlights rural issues

A Sanford native returned home at Monday's Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Luncheon to discuss the work he's…

Feb 22 - Multiple incentive grants approved by city, county

The Lee County Board of Commissioners and Sanford City Council both approved multiple economic development incentives this week. *Article from…



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The Sanford City Council will meet today for the first time in October. *Article from The Sanford Herald. 

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