Our prime location provides convenient access to roads, railways, airports and other infrastructure, creating a solid foundation on which to build or expand your business.
Moore County businesses can reach almost ½ of the U.S. population on the eastern seaboard within a day’s drive on some of the country’s most important transportation corridors. Major controlled-access arteries within a one-hour drive include:
- I-95, the major East Coast interstate linking New England to Florida
- I-85, running from North Carolina through the manufacturing heart of the Southeast
- I-40, spanning the country coast-to-coast from North Carolina to California
Our extensive rail network and combination of main freight lines and short lines provide businesses with easy access to distribution of goods and supplies. The NC Railroad Corridor Map shows where freight lines, intermodal facilities and logistical centers are located throughout NC.
Moore County is part of the largest rail network in the Eastern United States, with CSX Transportation (CSXT) rail lines, a Class-1 rail carrier, running north to Raleigh, NC and south to Columbia, SC. Businesses here are also served by two short lines:
- Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway (ACWR) – the largest privately held short line in NC that connects to both CSX and Norfolk Southern rail networks (dual service) with service from Charlotte to Raleigh through Pinehurst.
- Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company (A&R) – a short line headquartered in Moore County that provides freight service between Aberdeen and Fayetteville.
With three international airports within a two-hour drive, your business can easily access global markets:
- Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is a short 1-hour drive north on US Highway 1
- Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) is a short 1.5-hour drive northeast on I-73/I-74
- Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) is a 2-hour drive west on US Highway 74
Located just ten minutes from Pinehurst and Southern Pines, the Moore County Airport is the “Gateway to the Home of American Golf.” With a 6,500-foot runway, this regional airport can accommodate corporate jets and aircraft sizes up to a Boeing 737. Ground transportation is available through Hertz Rental Car and other private transportation companies.
With two deep water ports in NC within a 3-hour drive, businesses can conveniently access world trade nearby:
- Port of Wilmington – Located two hours southeast, this port is serviced by CSX
- Port of Morehead City – Located three hours east, this port is serviced by Norfolk Southern
In addition, an inland port is just two hours away in Charlotte, NC. Other major seaports in adjacent states include the Port of Charleston and the Port of Virginia.
Duke Energy is the primary electric service provider in Moore County. Electric Membership Cooperatives (EMC) that include Randolph EMC, Central EMC and Pee Dee EMC also provide electric service in portions of the county.
Piedmont Natural Gas provides gas service to portions of southern Moore County.
Moore County and municipal water systems have ample water supplies from wells and reservoirs and purchase contracts with neighboring counties. Wastewater is treated at the Moore County Pollution Control Plant. The NC Division of Water Quality provides data and information on water and wastewater systems to manage supplies and plan for system improvements.
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