Proximity to the Assets that Matter

Uniquely situated between the urban areas of Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park, and Fayetteville and Fort Bragg; 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 estimated population in 2019 was 132,283.
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 (2010, ACS 2014-18).

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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Harnett Water
  • 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

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  • 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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Aerial view of Interstate 95 and US Highway 64 interchange.
  • Easy access to regional and national markets via I-95, I-40, U.S. 421 and U.S. 401

Harnett County News

Dunn cracks finalist list for $3M ‘Techover’ package of T-Mobile

July 19, 2021
Dunn, population around 10,000, could be getting a $3 million “Techover” from wireless provider T-Mobile. The town southeast of Raleigh is one of 10 finalists in the T-Mobile contest that focuses on emerging wireless 5G services. And a bonus to the tech is a concert from “Florida Georgia Line.” Even if Dunn isn’t the winner […]

Harnett County Schools Advanced Manufacturing, Health Sciences academies grow despite hurricane, pandemic

December 2, 2020
Job shadowing, internships, co-ops, and apprenticeships along with related classroom instruction allow program participants to earn degrees, diplomas, and certificates while they learn a highly skilled trade. Employers gain a pipeline of loyal skilled workers, increase productivity, and improve the bottom line. Harnett County Schools, in partnership with Central Carolina Community College, is the home […]

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