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Getting to Know Robeson County


You can’t talk about a North Carolina location without talking about the Tar Heel State itself — ranked the #1 state for business in 9 of the past 10 years by Site Selection magazine, and perennially rated among America’s best places to live. A right-to-work state, North Carolina is home to one of the most productive workforces in the nation. And whether you’re looking at labor costs, taxes, real estate, or cost of living, you’ll find practically everything here to be more affordable than in many other East Coast locations.


Lumberton, the largest city in Robeson County, is a well-established commercial hub for the southeastern part of the state. Expanding and relocating companies will find what they need in the way of infrastructure, labor, services, and expert support from officials in all of our 13 municipalities.


Demographic figures for our area include:

2010 Census               Workforce     Population


Robeson County:            48,276        134,168


11-County SE Region:   208,550     1,102,381

The U.S. military’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC 2005) program is resulting in major expansions at Fort Bragg and five other area military bases, which in turn is creating unprecedented opportunity in the defense and homeland security industries.


The All American Defense Corridor is a partnership among 11 counties (including Robeson County) created to support the growth of defense-related businesses in the region.

The Robeson County Economic Development Commission is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the County’s economic well being. Through the Robeson County Business Retention & Expansion Program, the Commission works to facilitate the growth of new and existing industries and to recognize their achievements and contributions to our community. Click on the link above for more about the Program's services and benefits.

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