Harnett County

Proximity to the Assets that Matter

Uniquely situated between the urban areas of Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park to the north, as well as Fayetteville and Fort Bragg to the south, 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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Noteworthy Characteristics

  • The Cape Fear River, Raven Rock State Park, and plentiful parks, trails and recreational areas make nature and outdoor activities a part of life in Harnett County.
  • Abundant with affordable housing in new and well-established neighborhoods, gated golf course communities, horse farms and over-55 living communities.
  • Home to Campbell University, which enrolls more North Carolinians than any other private university in the state and nation. Campbell offers more than 100 undergraduate degree programs, including engineering, homeland security, and cybersecurity.

Infrastructure and Support

Harnett Regional Airport

  • Located within an hour of both the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the Fayetteville Region Airport.
  • Home to the Harnett Regional Jetport (HRJ), which offers 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’s communities, businesses, and industries have access to an abundance of clean water.
  • Easy access to the entire region and the state via I-95, I-40, U.S. 421 and U.S. 401.
  • 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.

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