Travel and Tourism
Because of its bisection by I-95 as well as the presence of other north-south and east-west highways,Robeson Countys travel dollars have been increasing annually. The latest figures available indicate expenditures by travelers of $71.2 million. These figures are based on everything from salaries, to hotel accommodations, to a percentage of restaurant, retail and service station businesses. Over 2,000 jobs are attribute to travel and tourism.
While visitors shop at outlet stores along with other retail establishments, there is a great deal of interest expressed by them in the Scottish Highland Games Festival held in Red Springs and the two PowWows held each year by the Lumbee Indians as well as the outdoor drama "Strike at the Wind". Plans for a Farmers Market/Ag Center along I-95 and U.S. 74 to house a horse arena as well as meeting and convention facilities are expected to bring more tourism dollars to the county.