Economic Development Executive Director
Sanford Area Growth Alliance
NCEDA named Sanford Area Growth Alliance Economic Development Executive Director, Bob Joyce, its 2020 Economic Developer of the Year.
“Bob Joyce is one of the most thorough, hardworking and meticulous economic developers I have ever seen,” said Mike Smith, Bob’s co-worker and nominator. “His level of detail and knowledge of Sanford and Lee County allowed the community to win several exceptionally competitive projects.”
Bob has had a long career in economic development and is responsible for large wins and projects for his community. His career in the private and public sector included: banking, insurance, economic development, non-profits, and more. Bob is a lifelong Sanford resident.