Hoke County

Downtown Raeford NC Hoke County

Downtown Raeford

Hoke County is in the Coastal Plain and is grouped regionally for economic development with Bladen, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland Counties. It has a population of around 46,889 people which has increased by 15.4% since the last census.  Raeford became the county seat and is the principal city. The Fort Bragg Military Reservation, established and developed in the late 1910s and early 1920s, occupies the northern third of the county.

Although many projects were identified during interactions with the county and its communities, a few top priorities were developed based on the county’s planning documents, discussions with county representatives, and a field visit by the Action Team.

1. Broadband Expansion without military use conflicts

2. Implementation in accordance with Downtown Strong plan for Raeford

3. Military Supplier Industrial Park