On Friday, December 18, 2015 E. Norris Tolson, a native of Pinetops NC, was unanimously elected by the Board of Directors of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership to serve as the new President and CEO of the organization. "The Carolinas Gateway Partnership was created 20 years ago by the visionary leaders of Nash and Edgecombe counties in order to foster and lead economic growth for the counties by working together.  I am pleased to now become a part of the team and I am excited that the combined effort of our two counties will lead to further growth and prosperity," noted Tolson when his appointment was announced. Most recently Tolson served as a senior advisor for economic development with the Williams Mullen law firm.  Prior to that he was president and CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center from 2007 - 2014.  He has also served as both the North Carolina Secretary of Commerce and the North Carolina Secretary of Transportation.  In 1999 Tolson served as the Chairman of the Nor ...

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