Proximity to the Assets that Matter

Uniquely situated between the urban areas of Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park, and Fayetteville and Fort Liberty; Harnett County businesses benefit from access to a diverse and highly skilled talent pool. Offering affordable land served by excellent infrastructure, moderate tax rates, competitive cost of living, and easy access to regional and national markets, Harnett County’s proximity to assets provides strategic advantages for business expansion and location.

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Harnett County Data

Harnett County's population in the 2020 census was 133,568.
Harnett County's estimated median age in 2019 was 34.
The average commute for workers is 30.4 minutes.
36.6% of residents also work in Harnett County.
The estimated median family income in 2019 was $64,398.
The property tax rate per $100 value is 75 cents.
Source: Census (2020, ACS 2015-19).

Noteworthy Characteristics

  • Central Carolina Community College and Campbell University offer unique opportunities for customized workforce training, internships, and work-based learning to enhance and grow employer talent
  • Campbell University's undergraduate degree programs include engineering, homeland security, and cybersecurity.
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  • Raven Rock State Park, the Cape Fear River, and plentiful parks, trails and recreational areas make nature and outdoor activities a part of life in Harnett County.
  • Rich with affordable housing in new and well-established neighborhoods, gated golf course communities, horse farms and over-55 living.

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Infrastructure and Support

  • Located within an hour of both Raleigh Durham International Airport and Fayetteville Region Airport
  • Home to Harnett Regional Jetport (HRJ) offering a 5,000-foot runway and jet fuel for corporate aircraft
  • Harnett Regional Water, the largest regional water treatment facility on the Cape Fear River, ensures that Harnett County and surrounding communities enjoy an abundance of clean water
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  • Easy access to regional and national markets via I-95, I-40, U.S. 421 and U.S. 401

Harnett County News

Cape Fear Valley/Harnett Health Breaks Ground, Further Invests in Harnett County’s Growth

September 7, 2023
Ground was broken yesterday at the Brightwater Technology Park in Lillington to celebrate the start of a project that will have an incredible impact on Harnett County and its residents needing access to care locally. The project will be both necessary and transformational as the County continues to see exceptional population growth. Plans for a […]

Stephen Barrington to lead Harnett County Economic Development

September 7, 2023
Harnett County Government has a new leader for Economic Development. Stephen Barrington has been selected to serve as the Director of Economic Development and will assume the role on September 18, 2023. Barrington joins Harnett County from neighboring Sampson County, where he served as the Executive Director of Sampson County Economic Development. Under his nearly four […]

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