Market Access

Room to grow, no traffic jams, and easy delivery by road, air, port, and rail to the world’s major markets - Sampson County provides a winning combination of access and location.

Located on the eastern seaboard in between Miami and New York, I-40 runs through the northern end of Sampson County and intersects with I-95 in under 15-miles. 


Drive Time
from Sampson County Seat (Clinton)





I-40 16 0:20
I-95 32 0:35
I-85 92 1:30


Raleigh, NC 64 1:05
Wilmington, NC 66 1:20
Charlotte, NC 173 3:30
Washington, DC 306 4:45
Atlanta, GA 406 6:00
Orlando, FL 565 8:15
Pittsburgh, PA 542 8:25
New York, NY 531 8:30
Nashville, TN 602 9:15
Louisville, KY 630 9:50


Clinton-Sampson General Aviation (CTZ) 4 0:10
Fayetteville Regional (FAY) 42 0:45
Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) 78 1:15
Wilmington International (ILM) 64 1:15


Port of Wilmington 65 1:15
Port of Morehead City 110 2:15

Transload Facilities

Aberdeen & Rockfish (Fayetteville) 37 0:45

Military Base

Seymour Johnson [Air Force] 37 0:45
Fort Liberty [Army] (formerly, Fort Bragg) 45 1:00
Camp Lejeune [Marine] 82 1:40

Research Park

Research Triangle Park (RTP) - The largest research park in the United States 81 1:20

By air, rail and sea for business worldwide

Sampson County’s proximity to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) gives business owners and professionals access to 400 flights on nine airlines each day. CSX operates one Class 1 freight railroad that reaches the eastern United States, the provinces of Ontario and Quebec in Canada, and includes service to the Port of Morehead City. Transload facilities, via CSX and Norfolk Southern, are located in nearby Fayetteville. Sampson County puts companies within easy reach of two deepwater ports, the Port of Wilmington and Port of Morehead City.

World-class research and the world’s largest military installations

Research Triangle Park, the largest research park in the United States, and the three major research universities are a direct, one-hour drive via Interstate 40. Sampson County also provides a prime location for companies working with the military and defense all under a 90-minute drive.