“The Home of American Golf” has opportunities way beyond the links.
Moore County, home to Pinehurst in the heart of North Carolina, draws golfers from far and wide, but more business owners and entrepreneurs are discovering another draw - the advantageous business location.
True, Pinehurst is world acclaimed, hosting both the U.S. Men's and Women's Open Championships in 2014, but venture off the greens and fairways to find an unsurpassed quality of life. Communities here resonate with small-town charm amidst the international fame. Culture, recreation, FirstHealth of the Carolinas' award-winning healthcare, strong schools, and one of the lowest property taxes in North Carolina - Moore County has it all.
The County is easily accessible from all parts of the state including the Research Triangle Park, and most of the Eastern Seaboard markets are within a day's drive. The County borders the Fort Bragg Army installation, and with only a 35-minute drive to the base from Southern Pines, several defense industries are already thriving and continuing to grow here.
Moore County has a readily-available, educated labor force that is anticipated to grow to over 50,000 by 2030. Sandhills Community College offers degrees, technical programs and customized training to insure the employment needs of local companies are met. The College also offers an Entrepreneurship Certificate Program that provides students with real-world skills, experience and networks to become successful entrepreneurial leaders.
Entrepreneurs, as well as relocating and expanding businesses, can find the right building or site in Moore County to meet their requirements. The upscale, 100-acre Southern Pines Corporate Park is a state-designated Urban Progress Zone offering enhanced tax credit incentives and all utilities. The 125-acre Iron Horse Industrial Park in Aberdeen is a shovel-ready certified site featuring excellent rail service through Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad.
Add it up, and it's apparent: Moore County is *way* more than just a great place to live, visit, or tee off.