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Bob Joyce

Executive Director, Economic Development
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Moen. Pfizer. Coty. Caterpillar. Frontier Spinning. Many of the world’s most respected companies thrive in Lee County.

They understand what more people are learning every day: The Southern base of the Research Triangle Region offers access to world-class expertise, an exceptional transportation network, and a vital and diversified industrial base that makes everyone more successful - all with a pleasant quality of life that's becoming more and more difficult to find.

Although Sanford and surrounding communities do offer the best of small-town living, it's their location near world-renowned universities - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and N.C. State University - that helps them attract top talent. That combines well with a richly skilled workforce and broad opportunities for industrial training and education offered by Central Carolina Community College, one of the state's largest and best two-year colleges.

People and products move in and out of the area through the Raleigh Executive Jetport - a growing facility boasting a 6,500-foot expandable runway - and Raleigh-Durham International Airport, which is just a 30-minute drive from Lee County. With several major highways intersecting in Sanford, companies enjoy access to all major markets in North Carolina and throughout the eastern United States.

And that, combined with Lee County's other assets, makes for a compelling combination - whether you're making faucets or pharmaceuticals.

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