Commercial Real Estate

Golden LEAF funding to support development of 25-acre site in Edgerton Industrial Park in Harnett County

By Staff Report, posted 1 week ago
Photo provided by: Harnett Economic Development Corporation

The Harnett Economic Development Corporation, formerly known as the Harnett County Economic Development Partnership, has received a $547,885 award from the Golden LEAF Foundation Board of Directors through their SITE Program - Development.  

For Harnett County, this award represents an exciting advancement toward developing market-ready sites to attract industry and investment. This SITE Program funding will support various site preparation activities, including clearing, grubbing, grading, and erosion control.  Grant funding is also allowing for the completion of a title opinion and utility capacity analysis for a 25-acre site in Edgerton Industrial Park. Harnett County expects that attracting industry to this site will generate around 80 new full-time jobs and $10 million in private capital investment.Edgerton Conceptual Plan Screenshot of Site 1

“We are thrilled to have been chosen to receive this critical funding to prepare Edgerton Industrial Park for the market," said Phyllis Godwin, Chair of the Harnett Economic Development Corporation Board in a press release. “Investing in such projects is crucial to ensuring Harnett County remains a top consideration for companies seeking to relocate or expand. Golden LEAF's support provides us with the resources necessary to take a significant stride forward in our product development efforts."

Edgerton Industrial Park II is situated south of Dunn, less than one and a half miles to I-95 at Exit 71 and within 10 minutes of the intersection of I-95 and I-40. Its proximity to Research Triangle Park, the Port of Wilmington, Fayetteville, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and major transportation corridors makes it an ideal location for industrial users.

“This is a significant win for the Harnett Economic Development Corporation and for Harnett County,” said Harnett County Manager Brent Trout in a press release. “Our Economic Development Team’s primary focus is product development and by successfully securing this Golden LEAF funding for Edgerton, the Corporation will help pave the way for pursuing projects, ultimately leading to job creation and investment in our County.”


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