Our Competitive Advantage

Other business parks have workforce training. But few have:

  • ~700 Annual out-migration of Talent
  • 265 Master’s grads (UNCP 2013)
  • 1,138 Bachelor degree grads (UNCP 2013)
  • 170 Associate degree grads (RCC 2013)
  • 3,531 Net Out-Bound Commuting Workforce (Robeson County)
  • On-site university laboratories & customized industry training facilities

Other business parks have interstates. But very few, can claim:

  • I-95+I-74 interchange access within 6-minutes… unimpeded rural guarantee
  • < 1 day drive to NY (9 hours)
  • < 1 day drive to Miami (10 hours)
  • < 1 day drive to Nashville (9 hours)
  • < 90 minutes International Seaport of Wilmington
  • < 90 minutes RTP & Charlotte metros

Other business parks have cheap land and infrastructure. But few, match the two with:

  • Multi-path dark fiber optic loops
  • Quick-tap natural gas capacity (6-in Piedmont Natural Gas)
  • Dual-substations (15-MVA each) feed cheap southeast power (115-kVA transmission)
  • Inland hurricane protection (70 miles)
  • Drought-proof freshwater aquifers
  • Shovel-Ready (Certified NC Commerce Site – 2001): water, sewer, Phase-I ESAs all completed

Everyone has incentives, especially those of us with Tier-1 & HUBZone status. Yet no one has the proximity benefit of locally headquartered, nationally-renowned:

  • Certified 8(a) Native American-owned businesses
  • Certified Veteran-owned spin-off businesses from Fort Bragg – one of the largest, active military complexes in the world (30 minutes)