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Dec 23 - Amazon ‘HQ2’ drawing scoffs from economic developers

Proposals for and speculation over the future location of Amazon's "HQ2" has dominated business publications and economic development conversations across…

Dec 22 - Thrash talks decision to leave SAGA

Joy Thrash will be stepping down as the Sanford Area Growth Alliance's CEO in September 2018 after a three year…

Dec 22 - Residences encroaching on Jetport?

Bob Heuts has a request for county leadership, and from his perspective, it just may keep the Raleigh Exectuive Jetport…

Dec 21 - SAGA CEO Thrash stepping down

Sanford Area Growth Alliance CEO Joy Thrash announced Wednesday, 12/20, that she is stepping down from her position. *Article from…

Dec 21 - SAGA to manage tourism authority

After much discussion Wednesday evening, the Sanford Tourism Development Authority accepted the Sanford Area Growth Alliance's offer to manage the…

Dec 16 - Local leaders reflect on positive year

Elected officials and community leaders gathered Thursday, 12/14, at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center to chat about what…

Dec 10 - Thumbs Up: City and County buying into the future

When the Sanford City Council and Lee County Board of Commissioners upped their respective budget allocations to the Sanford Area…

Dec 08 - SAGA seeks help to boost marketing

The Sanford Area Growth Alliance has boosted its marketing arm by hiring Development Counsellors International Marketing, a New York City-based…

Dec 07 - Q&A: Pedley talks awards, doing business in Sanford

Business North Carolina magazine handed out several awards for small bsuiness in the state for its December edition and awarded…

Dec 05 - Self-sufficiency the focus of Public Policy Luncheon

Attendees at Monday's Sanford Area Growth Alliance's monthly Public Policy Luncheon learned a wealth of information about the cost of…

Nov 30 - Small Business Saturday a success

Lee County residents and North Carolina as a whole showed their support to the local community on Small Business Saturday.…

Nov 29 - SAGA offers services to Tourism Authority

Joy Thrash, CEO of the Sanford Area Growth Alliance, gave a presentation Tuesday, 11/28, to the Sanford Tourism Development Authority…

Nov 24 - Faces & Places - 11/24/17

The Sanford Yoga Center celebrated its Ribbon Cutting Monday, 11/20. *Photo from The Sanford Herald. 

Nov 24 - Stay local on Small Business Saturday

Falling between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday gives the businesses that may get overlooked during the holidays…

Nov 22 - Small businesses more than local moneymakers

Kim Hall had owned a business in Kansas and knew she would have another once she settled in a new…

Nov 18 - Jeffery’s Kitchen celebrates grand opening

Jeffery's Kitchen celebrated its official grand opening and Ribbon Cutting Friday, 11/17. *Photo from The Sanford Herald. 

Nov 07 - Policy luncheon focuses on minority businesses

Monday's Sanford Area Growth Alliance Public Policy Luncheon shed light on minority businesses as Dan Stafford from the Minority Business…

Oct 29 - Tourism Authority in its early stages

With its Tuesday meeting, the Sanford Tourism Development Authority has now had its first two meetings and is working toward…

Oct 18 - Commissioners hear CCEP proposal

A week after the Sanford City Council got an initial taste of a proposed spec building on the campus of…

Oct 17 - FirstHealth announces plans for Sanford medical building, fitness center

FirstHealth of the Carolinas has announced plans for a new multi-specialty medical office building and fitness center on 23 acres…



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