Dunn, North Carolina, with its 9,196 residents, remains the largest town in Harnett County. Once designated by the National Civic League as an All- American City, Dunn rests in the heart of NC’s beloved tourism and recreation paradise.
At the convergence of a massive network of transportation, Dunn affords convenient access to several major interstate highways, the Seaboard System Railroad and the Raleigh/Durham International Airport. Dunn strategically lies within close proximity to some of NC’s premier locations such as the Research Triangle Business Park and the stunning Crystal Coast.
The picturesque Dunn area boasts four distinct seasons, with an average annual temperature of 62 degrees. Due to its mild climate, Dunn residents enjoy year round access to its myriad of recreational activities. This includes Dunn’s three beautiful city parks, where opportunities for outdoor recreation and facilities for team sports are abundant. Also held here are the annual NC Cotton Festival and the weeklong General William C. Lee celebrations.
As the birthplace of early rock and roll guitar great, Link Wray, Dunn continues to provide cultural experiences through the Harnett Regional Theatre, Stewart Theatre and through performances at the nearby Campbell University. Other interesting sites include the General William C. Lee House and Airborne Museum, Raven Rock State Park and the Harnett County Indian Museum. In addition, golfers delight in the renowned Pinehurst Resort that is a mere hour’s drive from Dunn as well as the championship golf courses two hours away in Myrtle Beach.
Dunn boasts a thriving economy established in the industries of agriculture, distribution, manufacturing and tourism. Because of its affiliation with Harnett County, Dunn reaps the benefits of membership with the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. The partnership consists of 13 NC counties working together to promote local pro-business opportunities. In addition, as part of the North Carolina Development Zone, Dunn is in a favorable position to provide incentives to investors whose business will create local jobs. Well-known companies such as Food Lion, Morganite and Moody-Dunbar Foods chose operation sites in Dunn.
The Dunn area is home to four technical and community colleges, while 12 four-year colleges and universities are within an hour’s drive. Campbell University in Buies Creek is the pride of Harnett County. The facility offers 36 undergraduate degrees in addition to its numerous graduate programs. As faith plays a primary role in the lives of many local residents, Dunn is also home to two bible colleges, Foundations Bible College and Heritage Bible College. In addition, Dunn is home to several modernized public schools known for their outstanding educational programs.
Dunn, North Carolina residents enjoy their serene rural atmosphere while prospering towards a dynamic pro-business environment. With the strategic advantage of its centralized location and its balance of opportunities, Dunn represents small town America at its finest.