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Feb 23 - Customer assistance program approved

In an unusually structured meeting, the Sanford City Council adjourned to a closed session for the first item on its…

Feb 22 - New occupancy tax bill on deck

Another Sanford occupancy tax bill has been introduced in the N.C. General Assembly with a key difference to one filed…

Jan 28 - Officials parse financial issues at retreat

The Lee County Boad of Commissioners honed in on finances during its annual board retreat Thursday and Friday, particularly pertaining…

Jan 27 - Wording of bill raises concerns

The filing of a Sanford occupancy tax bill by N.C. Sen. Ronald Rabin Wednesday has been met with pushback and…

Jan 25 - The time is now for occupancy tax

We know we sound like we are beating a dead horse when we say passing a hotel occupancy tax for…

Jan 25 - A decade later, Sauls picking up where he left off

After 10 years away, John Sauls was already taking in meetings in Raleigh at the Legislative Building and re-integrating himself…

Jan 08 - Business Buzz: Mixer to include market forecast

Seal It Services is bringing 15 new full-time jobs to Sanford. *Feature from Fayetteville Observer.  

Jan 08 - Seal It Services announces expansion to Sanford

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance is pleased to annouce Seal It Services has entered into a lease/purchase agreement to relocate…

Jan 05 - BOC approves six incentive packages

The Lee County Board of Commissioners approved seven financial packages, six of the incentives, aimed at stimulating economic development during…

Jan 04 - BOC to discuss incentive packages

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will hold six public hearings during its meeting tonight on incentive packages, two of…

Dec 25 - Thumbs Up: Lee County open for business

While debates go on at the state level about whether or not North Carolina is "open for business" because of…

Dec 21 - Auto parts manufacturer to expand 4 plants in N.C., create 302 jobs

Auto parts manufacturer GKN Driveline has confirmed plans to expand four of its plants in Sanford, Maiden, Mebane and Timberlake…

Dec 21 - Commissioners debate voting policy

The Lee County Board of Commissioners discussed a contentious voting policy and heard about several proposed incentive packages at its…

Dec 21 - GKN Driveline to expand Sanford facility, add 66 jobs

For the second time in three years, a local automotive manufacturing company is expanding its operations in Sanford. *Article from…

Dec 18 - Take 5 with Bob Joyce: Talking economy with SAGA’s economic development head

This week, we Take 5 with Bob Joyce, the executive director of economic development for the Sanford Area Growth Alliance,…

Dec 06 - New BOC holds meeting

Cameron Sharpe and Kevin Dodson didn't get much time to savor being sworn in as new commissioners. *Article from The…

Nov 16 - Commissioners approve two incentives

The Lee County Board of Commissioners approved two tax incentive packages after public hearings during a special called meeting Monday…

Nov 02 - Commissioner candidates haggle over incentives

In any political race, there are usually topics that candidates and voters can't stop talking about. *Article from The Sanford…

Oct 30 - Disputing intentions

According to SAGA CEO Joy Thrash, there's a need for public funding to make economic development happen. *Article from The…

Oct 23 - Funding some confusion

The Lee County Board of Commissioners is responsible for managing the county budget, perhaps its most notable job. *Article from…



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