The largest county in North Carolina, Sampson County stretches sixty miles long and thirty-five miles wide. At 963 square miles, our county is just about the size of the State of Rhode Island. Tucked into the southeast corner of the state known as the coastal plains, our picturesque county boasts gently rolling hills, rich farmland and friendly, bustling communities. Our climate is temperate, without winter and summer extremes, so itís perfectly suited to our relaxed lifestyle. Weíre conveniently located between the beautiful beaches of the east coast and the majestic Appalachian mountains of the west, and we are but an hourís drive from our state capital. Served by Interstate 40 east and west, and Interstate 95 north and south, Sampson County has an ideal transportation network to get you and your business where you need to go. Locally, there is a broad range of cultural and recreational activities from a performing arts series and community theatre to the best golf, hunting and fishing to be found.

More than 61,000 people reside in Sampson County and its eight incorporated municipalities of Autryville, Clinton (the county seat), Garland, Harrells, Newton Grove, Roseboro, Salemburg and Turkey. We are a hard-working people with a work ethic born in the fields of our agricultural heritage. Early settlers were drawn to Sampson County for its vast cropland and abundant timber, and over the years agriculture has grown into a $357 million dollar business. Sampson County is one of the Stateís largest producers of poultry and vegetables and one of the nationís largest producers of pork. We take pride in our heritage, but celebrate our recent prosperity as well. Today, industries have realized that Sampson County enjoys not only a seasonal climate conducive to agricultural growth but also a progressive business climate that encourages diverse industrial growth as well. Our traditional values and strong work ethic ensure our business have a large, stable and productive work force. Our schools and community college system and our employment and training programs guarantee our workers are well trained.

We have a seasonal climate, a gracious, relaxed lifestyle and an ideal business environment Ė thatís why we say, "Youíll like the way we work. Youíll love the way we live."

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