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Everything to prepare you for the medical field. Including seven golf courses.

Harnett County combines the charm of rural beauty with its proximity to the globally recognized Research Triangle Park and Fayetteville/Fort Bragg to provide opportunities for growth and development. Affordable land served by excellent infrastructure, moderate tax rates and an available workforce are some of the finer attributes the county has to offer.

Harnett offers access to regional and national markets via Interstate 95, Interstate 40, U.S. 421 and U.S. 401. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is less than forty-five minutes away, and Fayetteville Regional Airport is less than 30 minutes away. The county is also rail served by Norfolk Southern Railroad and CSX Transportation.

The county's private-sector economy is anchored by Food Lion's distribution center, SAAB Barracuda, Esterline Defense, Boon Edam, Edward's Brothers and Godwin Manufacturing. In all, more than 100 diversified manufacturers are located here, with 96 companies holding defense contracts for near-by Fort Bragg.

Harnett is distinguished by the presence of Campbell University, which offers professional degrees in law, pharmacology, osteopathic and physician assistant, as well as a variety of undergraduate degrees. Central Carolina Community College provides outstanding workforce training for industrial and medical fields and continuing-education opportunities. Seven additional universities, including Duke University and three University of North Carolina system campuses are less than one hour away.

With seven golf courses, numerous lakes and the 3,000-acre Raven Rock State Park on the Cape Fear River, Harnett County has ample recreational opportunities.

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