Key Industries

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Sanford N.C. Industries

Resource-Rich and Forward-Thinking

Taking advantage of its abundant resources, Sanford N.C. has made a name for itself across diverse industries. While manufacturing and agriculture serve as the backbone of Sanford, the city’s industrial foundation and innovative spirit have also opened the door to new growth in life sciences, energy and defense.

Known for its strong industrial center, Sanford is home to large-scale brick production and manufacturing companies including Lee Brick and Tile and Caterpillar. The city is also emerging as a major textile and biotech industry hub, with Pfizer among the largest and top employers in Sanford, N.C. Another major employer in Sanford and Lee County, Central Carolina Hospital, provides residents quality healthcare in a wide range of specialties.