About Us

Get to know us

Our team is made up of business, education, and government leaders. Together, we work to help our businesses and communities become more prosperous.


Sampson County will be a leader in growth and diversification of business and industry


To serve as a catalyst and resource for business development and growth in Sampson County

Our Team

Ray Jordan

Ray Jordan

Executive Director

(910) 592-8921


Advisory Board


Gary Mac Herring, Jr., Chair
Mary Mack's, Inc.

Chuck Spell, Vice-Chair
Hog Slat

Amanda Bradshaw
Sampson Community College

Ed Causey
Sampson County

Chip Crumpler
Crumpler Plastic Pipe, Inc.

James P. Duncan
City of Clinton

Matthew Fowler
Mid-Carolina WDB

Amber Halstead
Sampson Regional Medical Center

Robby James
James Trading Company

Ray Jordan
Executive Director
Sampson County Economic Development

Jeff Nethercutt
Star Communications [Retired]

Craig Richardson
Smithfield Foods [Retired]

Bill Scott
First Citizens Bank [Retired]

Chuck Spell
Hog Slat

Dr. Bill Starling
Sampson Community College

Joel Starling
Sampson County

Matt Stone
Clinton-Sampson Chamber

Bartley Warren
WF Partnership

Georgina Zeng
ELC Real Estate

Did you know?

Sampson County is home to the world's fifth oldest tree, a bald cypress estimated at 2,628 years old. Many nearby are more than 1,000 years old.