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We are a public-private partnership dedicated to the creation of community wealth through the retention, creation, and expansion of business opportunities in Edgecombe County, City of Rocky Mount, Town of Tarboro, and Town of Nashville. The Partnership is the economic development umbrella for this region. 

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The Carolinas Gateway Partnership assisted The Cheesecake Factory in finding and securing a building in the Whitaker Business and Industry Center, identifying several incentives in the process.

“Our goal was to establish an operation that was located optimally for supply chain efficiency, was easily scalable to support our future growth plans, and where the local culture was warm and friendly.”
– Cheesecake Factory


Kingsboro megasite earns statewide recognition

From Contributed Reports "The Kingsboro Business Center has received statewide recognition for its positive impact for job creation and superior transportation infrastructure. The American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina recently made the...

Work on new DMV headquarters to finish soon

By WILLIAM F. WEST Staff Writer November 18, 2020 "The DMV headquarters is being shifted in phases from along New Bern Avenue in the capital city to Rocky Mount. That is because the General Assembly required a process for relocating the present headquarters due to...

Manufacturing company to relocate to area

By JOHN H. WALKER Staff Writer November 16, 2020 "If you’ve ever gotten an X-ray and had one of those heavy, protective aprons positioned in front of your body, chances are it was made by a business relocating from New York to Edgecombe County’s Fountain Industrial...

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Rocky Mount MSA

Population: 147,335

Edgecombe County

Population: 53,332

Nash County

Population: 94,003