Our Economy


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Business Advantages

Location: Harnett County’s location within the Research Triangle Region and the state of North Carolina, creates an advantaged economic climate for entrepreneurs, business and industry.

Top Five in Population Growth: Harnett County is the fifth fastest growing county in North Carolina. Talented people move to Harnett County every day and retired military workers choose to stay in Harnett County when they are discharged. People are choosing Harnett County to take advantage of its rural lifestyle and urban amenities. 

Smart Fiscal Policy and Public Investments: Harnett County is focused on creating an environment where companies thrive. Supportive municipalities – Angier, Coats, Dunn, Erwin and Lillington – work with Harnett County to provide sound fiscal policy, reasonable tax rates and smart investments in education, workforce and infrastructure.

Lower Costs: Low electric rates, affordable buildings and sites, lower construction costs and cost of living below the national average keep operating and living costs low.

Diverse and Dense Ecosystem: Suppliers and service providers offer extensive knowledge, specialized products and the services to support business and industry.

Incentives: Harnett County Economic Development may provide financial incentives for companies seeking to expand or relocate in Harnett County. The incentive program is designed to stimulate development in Harnett County by creating new investments and new jobs. In addition, Harnett County is a designated as a Tier 2 county in North Carolina, allowing for additional state incentives. Additional information on state incentive programs is available through the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina web site.

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