Harnett County Economic Development
Harnett County combines rural beauty with proximity to urban areas to provide an optimal business climate for business and industry. Harnett County is located within an hour of North Carolina’s capital city of Raleigh, the globally recognized Research Triangle Park and the US Army’s largest installment, Fort Bragg. Affordable land served by excellent infrastructure, moderate tax rates, reasonably-priced property and an available workforce are some of the finer attributes the county brings to the table.
Harnett County offers access to regional and national markets via Interstate 95, Interstate 40, U.S. 421 and U.S. 401. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is less than forty-five minutes away, and Fayetteville Regional Airport is less than 30 minutes away. Harnett Regional Jetport (HRJ) is located in the center of the county and has an asphalt runway of 6,000 feet.
The county is also served by two rail providers, Norfolk Southern Railroad and CSX Transportation.
The county’s private-sector manufacturing economy is anchored by a Rooms to Go distribution center, Food Lion distribution center, SAAB Barracuda, Grayflex, Boon Edam, Edwards Brothers Malloy and Godwin Manufacturing. The county’s manufacturing economy is strong and diversified, with many companies serving businesses located in adjoining urban areas and fulfilling defense contracts for near-by Fort Bragg.
Harnett County also provides a welcoming climate for entrepreneurs to grow and start their businesses, so finding companies creating the latest apps for iPhone or Android, or a thriving boutique bakery, is easy.
Harnett County is also home to Campbell University, which offers degrees in law, engineering, pharmacology, osteopathic medicine, physician’s assistant and nursing, as well as a variety of undergraduate degrees. Central Carolina Community College provides outstanding workforce training for industrial and medical fields, and continuing-education opportunities. Seven additional universities, including Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are less than an hour away.
With six golf courses, numerous lakes and the 3,000-acre Raven Rock State Park on the Cape Fear River, Harnett County is a great place to live, work and play!