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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…

Jan 23 - Global beauty company Coty to expand Sanford facility, add jobs

Gov. Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. have announced that…

Jan 21 - Coty to add 25 jobs to Lee County plant

Coty Inc. is expanding its manufacturing facility in Lee County and planning to hire an additional 25 employees, Gov. Pat…

Jan 14 - Buggy Factory move marks milestone

“To see the transformation this past week was absolutely amazing,” Joyce continued. “It is really going to be a unique home…

Dec 30 - Emergence of the Growth Alliance

The departure of its first CEO just 10 months after his hir-ing did little to deter the Sanford Area Growth…

Dec 18 - Just Google It

Sanford joins search engine partnership. The city is hoping its upcoming partnership with the search engine giant Google will give the…

Dec 15 - Business booming in Sanford

A spate of new businesses in Sanford — including eateries, wellness retailers and an auto parts store — are on…

Dec 08 - SAGA clarifies role, focuses on growth, expansion

The new public-private part-nership that resulted from the merger of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lee County…

Dec 07 - SAGA: County poised for growth, success

This week, we Take 5 with Joy Thrash, the CEO of the Sanford Area Growth Alliance. SAGA is the public/private partnership…

Nov 23 - Company says layoffs won’t affect planned expansion

A layoff of more than a dozen employees at the local Magneti Marelli Powertrain USA plant will not affect the…

Nov 03 - Auto parts industry leads hiring uptick

Local auto parts manufacturers are pickin gup the pace in their hiring - contributing to Lee County's recent unemployment drop.…

Oct 29 - Project Flint: City approves incentive package

A Sanford business may receive an incentive package for expansion after the Sanford City Council voted this week to offer…

Oct 29 - Lee sees unemployment drop in September

Lee County's unemployment dropped to 6.9% for September according to numbers released Wednesday by N.C. Department of Commerce. *Article in…



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