Contact Us

Our office hours are from
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST


Pat Corso, Executive Director

Email Pat:  patcorso@moorebusiness.org

Melanie Thompson, Office Manager
Email Melanie: econdev@moorebusiness.org

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 5885
Pinehurst, NC  28374-5885

Physical Address:
Sandhills Community College
3395 Airport Road
Van Dusen Hall – Rooms 117 & 118
Pinehurst, NC 28374

Toll Free 1-800-461-3755
Local:
 (910) 246-0311
Fax: (910) 246-0312

Email for general inquiries:
econdev@moorebusiness.org

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About Us

Moore County Partners in Progress

… is the economic development organization serving all of Moore County, North Carolina.  We are a non-profit, public/private entity with a 501(c)(3) tax status.

Our mission is to add wealth to the community by attracting investment to expand the tax base and increase jobs, wages and personal income — all directed toward maintaining and improving the quality of life for our citizens. 

Economic Development is a community effort, and we are pleased to work with our Board of Directors, our Partner Members, community and business leaders, as well as the residents of Moore County, to bring economic prosperity to our area.

How can Partners in Progress help you?

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Holly Bell
Owner/Broker, Bell Manley Properties
Southern Pines

Robin Bennett
CPA, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Pinehurst

Kay Beran, PIP Treasurer
Senior Managing Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Pinehurst Realty Group
Southern Pines

Tim Buist
President, St. Joseph of the Pines
Southern Pines

Margaret Chirichigno
President, Mid Carolina Regional Association of Realtors
Southern Pines

Eric Credle
CFO, First Bank
Southern Pines

Dr. John Dempsey
President, Sandhills Community College
Pinehurst

Kevin Drum
Council Member, Village of Pinehurst

Robbie Farrell
Mayor, Town of Aberdeen

Mickey Foster
CEO, FirstHealth of the Carolinas
Pinehurst

Louis Gregory
Commissioner, County of Moore Board of Commissioners
Carthage

Dr. Bob Grimesey
Superintendent, Moore County Schools
Carthage

Tom Holderfield
Partner, Pinehurst Auto Group
Southern Pines

Lin Hutaff
Owner/Broker, Lin Hutaff’s Pinehurst Realty Group
Pinehurst

Jeff Hutchins
CEO, Penick Village
Southern Pines

Adam Kiker
Principal/P.E., LKC Engineering, PLLC
Aberdeen

Bob Koontz
Principal, Koontz Jones Design
Southern Pines

Marcus Larose
Owner/Broker, Sandhills Rentals LLC
Southern Pines

George Little, PIP Vice Chairman
Owner, George W. Little & Associates
Southern Pines

Matt Massei
Executive Vice President, Pinehurst LLC
Pinehurst

John May, PIP Chairman
Partner, Robbins May & Rich LLP
Pinehurst

David McNeill
District Manager, Duke Energy
Aberdeen

Kelly Miller
President & CEO, Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Inc.
Southern Pines

Linda Parsons
President & CEO, Moore County Chamber of Commerce
Southern Pines

Frank Quis
Chairman, County of Moore Board of Commissioners
Carthage

Jim Simeon
Mayor Pro Tem, Town of Southern Pines

John Taws
President, Fletcher Industries Inc.
Southern Pines

Gary VonCannon
Market President, BB&T
Pinehurst

Phil Werz
President & CEO, Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Pinehurst

Carla Williams
Chairwoman, Moore County Chamber of Commerce
Southern Pines

LeAnn Wilson McGuire
Principal, Wilson McGuire Creative
Winston-Salem

David Woronoff
Publisher, The Pilot
Southern Pines