About Us

The Sampson County Economic Development Commission works to promote Sampson County and its eight municipalities as a great place to do business.  We support our existing industry, as well as actively pursue companies from outside the area to locate or expand their facilities in our community.

If you have any questions about doing business in Sampson County, or would like to arrange a visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

John Swope
Executive Director 

Janice C. Wood
Senior Administrative Support Specialist

The Sampson County EDC Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Economic Development Commission staff and the Sampson County Board of Commissioners in economic development related matters.  The Advisory Board is comprised of both Sampson County Board of Commissioners Appointed Members and Ex-Officio Members based on the organizations they represent.

ADVISORY BOARD  2018 - 2019

Appointed Members

John Baxter, Chairman General Manager, Schindler Elevator, Inc.
Tim Butler, Vice Chairman President, Butler & Son Funeral Home, Inc.
Hugh N. Carr
President, H. N. Carr, Inc.
Dewayne West
West & Associates
Bryan Griffin
Edward D. Jones & Company, LP
Jerry D. Hobbs Retired County Manager
Richard Chancy
Pat Nobles
City Executive, BB&T
Clark Wooten
Chairman, Sampson County Board of Commissioners

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Bill Starling                   
President, Sampson Community College
Houston Crumpler "Chip"
Western Sampson Commerce Group
Allison Strickland
Executive Director, Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Shawn Howerton
CEO, Sampson Regional Medical Center
Thomas Hart
City Manager, City of Clinton
Utility Representative
Ray Jordan Director, Sampson County Exposition Center
Sandra Webster   
Manager, NCDOC, Division of Workforce Solutions
Ed Causey County Manager, County of Sampson
John Swope Executive Director, Sampson County EDC
Chuck Spell
President, Clinton 100 Committee
Dickie Smith President, Newton Grove 100 Committee
Mary Rose Director, Clinton Planning Department
Jerol Kivett Chairman, Sampson County Transportation Advisory Group
Jerol Kivett Commissioner, Sampson County Board of Commissioners

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