Partners in Progress is the 501(c)(3) economic development organization serving all of Moore County, and its mission is to increase economic prosperity and improve the quality of life for Moore County’s residents through economic development initiatives that create quality jobs, generate capital investment, and increase the tax base in our communities. To achieve this mission, Partners in Progress’ primary activities include new business recruitment, existing industry retention and expansion, workforce development / talent recruitment, agribusiness advancement, and entrepreneurial development. They work closely with several community partners including the local governments, local industries, Sandhills Community College, Moore County NCWorks Career Center, and NC Department of Commerce / Economic Development Partnership of NC.
Local economic development efforts are also assisted by Moore County’s membership in North Carolina’s Southeast Partnership (NCSE), a regional economic development organization that promotes North Carolina’s 18-county southeast region nationally and globally to encourage new economic growth. Moore County’s competitiveness in attracting new industries is enhanced by the diversity of assets the southeast region offers, including:
- Access to the Port of Wilmington;
- Three military installations: Fort Bragg Army base, Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base, and Seymour Johnson Air Force base;
- Nationally ranked universities and community colleges;
- Access to three interstate highways.