Success Stories

In Moore County you’ll find an environment conducive to business success. Hear what some of our local businesses, large and small, have to say about what they’ve been able to accomplish and achieve in our community.


In Moore County, golf isn’t just a pastime; it’s a thriving and expanding industry.

“We love being a part of the Home of American Golf, and there’s no better connection to golf’s past, present and future than Pinehurst. We look forward to celebrating the greatest moments, and golf’s greatest athletes, through our new Pinehurst home.”

Mike Whan

CEO of the USGA

“Pinehurst is a place where you can walk in the footsteps of legends, but you can also celebrate the current game and help shape its future. We’ve enjoyed tremendous success that’s allowed us to enhance and expand our facilities, including the recent addition of The Cradle, construction of the Pinehurst Brewery, renovation of the Manor Inn and Carolina Hotel, acquisition of the Magnolia Inn, and restoration of the No. 8 golf course.”

Tom Pashley

President of Pinehurst Resort

“Golf Pride is the largest manufacturer of golf grips in the world. We spend our time here in Pinehurst dreaming up new grips that we want to make for golfers around the world. This combination of running a global brand from what is relatively a small town is quite unique.”

James Ledford

President of Golf Pride

“Pine Needles has hosted four U.S. Women’s Championships since 1996. That speaks to our longstanding relationship with the USGA.”

Kelly Miller

President & CEO of Pine Needles

“In Southern Pines, we’ve developed the world’s first dedicated academy specializing in bringing youth into the game. Pinehurst is the perfect community to incubate youth golf because of its world-wide reputation in golf.”

Dan Van Horn

Founder & President of U.S. Kids Golf


Our healthcare industry isn’t just our largest employer; it’s regarded as one of the best in the nation and is growing by the day.

“We have made a commitment to the communities we serve to deliver high-quality care close to home, and the cancer center represents our next step to keep that promise.”

Mickey Foster

CEO of FirstHealth of the Carolinas

“We are growing Pinehurst Surgical Clinic in a way to expand our outpatient surgical services so that patients can receive affordable specialty care in Moore County just as they would at all medical care centers. Patients want to stay home, if they can, to receive their care.”

Charles Gregg

CEO of Pinehurst Surgical Clinic

“The addition of Pinehurst Medical Clinic – Morganton Park to the portfolio of Pinehurst Medical’s footprint is part of our strategic plan of providing increased access to robust, innovative and empathetic healthcare services to our growing community.”

Brandon Enfinger

CEO of Pinehurst Medical Clinic


Many of our manufacturers have thrived here in Moore County.

“After outgrowing our original location in Southern Pines, we purchased and opened our current headquarters in Aberdeen. The 13-acre campus is home to administrative buildings, design and engineering studios, fabrication operations, assembly, integration, and shipping facilities.”

Chris Gilder

CEO Meridian Kiosks

“Within a 3-year period, Minhas Furniture brought 2 deteriorating industrial buildings in Robbins back into productive use as we expanded to ramp up our production to meet increased demand. We’ve made a substantial investment in Robbins both in new job creation and capital investment, and the Town has been extremely supportive of our business.”

Bill Minhas

CEO, Minhas Furniture, Inc.

“Reliance Packaging has been fortunate to continue to expand our operations footprint and production capacity in Aberdeen. We have not only increased our physical space, but also purchased more equipment including extruders and printing presses that have enabled us to add to our product range and continue to spread our customer base and supply nationwide.”

Satish Sharma

President, Reliance Packaging LLC

Small Business

With our robust and supportive community of local entrepreneurs, it’s no wonder so many small businesses find success here.

“We brewed our first batch of beer in Southern Pines in 2014 and opened our taproom with no employees and four wholesale accounts. Since then, we’ve opened a second taproom in Southern Pines, we’re remodeling a space for our third location in Fayetteville, and just acquired a historic building in Carthage for our fourth brewery and taproom.”

Micah Niebauer

CEO of Southern Pines Brewing Company

“Since opening Elliott’s on Linden in 2000, we’ve opened The Sly Fox Gastropub, in Southern Pines and the Roast Office in Pinehurst. We’ve also grown a successful catering business for events big and small.”

Chef Mark Elliott

Owner Elliott's on Linden

Military Business

Our proximity to the world’s largest military installation, combined with a concentration of active and retired military service men and women, helps our defense industry flourish.

“Spiritus Systems is a veteran owned business that started out with one sewing machine in a garage. Today we manufacture tactical gear on a 5-acre campus, with four buildings and nearly 100 employees in Aberdeen.”

Zane Vogel

President & CEO Spiritus Systems

“From two women in an attic to getting three offers from the Sharks on Shark Tank, we’ve seen our Southern Pines handbag company grow considerably since opening our first retail store in 2015.”

Cameron Cruse

Founder and Co-Owner R Riveter