Nash County Economic Development

Partner With Nash County for Success

Nash County is a thriving community located just east of the Research Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) with a diverse workforce and a prospering local economy that offers distinct advantages for growing industries.

Recognizing that transportation accessibility is the #1 factor in industrial site selection, Nash County is uniquely located at the interchange of several major highways. Prime industrial sites are available along Interstate 95 which provides quick and easy access up and down the eastern seaboard as well as along the US Highway 64 and 264 By-Passes which both offer interstate quality travel from the western metro regions of Raleigh-Durham to the coast.

The Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport is also located in Nash County off NC Highway 97 and it features a 7,100 foot runway that can accommodate most aircraft. In addition, the travel time to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport is less than one hour from most areas of the county.

Several successful Class A industries already call Nash County home including: Pfizer, Honeywell, Cummins Engine Plant, The Cheesecake Factory Bakery, Universal North America, Draka and more.

Carolinas Gateway Partnership

Attracting and retaining these industries is the primary mission of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, a public-private industrial recruitment agency dedicated to the economic development of Nash and Edgecombe Counties in Eastern North Carolina. The development of this agency was a collaborative effort between the two counties and their eighteen individual cities and towns.

Nash County and the Carolinas Gateway Partnership routinely strategize with these municipalities as well as with other state and local agencies to create opportunities to attract new industries and to aid in the expansion of our existing businesses. For more information about certified industrial parks and sites currently available in Nash County click here to contact the helpful staff of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership.

Middlesex Corporate Center
View of newly developed Middlesex Corporate Center