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We are a public-private industrial recruitment agency dedicated to the economic development of the Eastern North Carolina counties of Nash and Edgecombe. A collaborative effort of two counties and 18 cities, towns and municipalities, this region offers an exceptional opportunity for companies experiencing growth and expansion or desiring relocation.

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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


A sleepy North Carolina city flexes its logistics muscle

Mark Solomon Friday, August 7, 2020 "Nestled in the state’s rural northeast corner, Rocky Mount, North Carolina is known to many travelers as four exits on Interstate 95. Not many would imagine it being a major distribution center (DC) player. They may want to take...

State grants to help promote businesses

From Contributed Reports "The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina has grant resources to help small businesses exhibit in virtual international trade shows at a time when COVID-19 has shut down in-person events and caused many countries to restrict U.S....

Economic interest Remains High In Edgecombe County

Written By John H. Walker "According to officials with Carolinas Gateway Partnership, there is a great deal of ongoing interest in Tarboro and Edgecombe County. “We’re fielding a great number of inquiries,” explained Gateways CEO Norris Tolson. “The consultants we...

Our Workforce

Rocky Mount MSA

Population: 150,667

Edgecombe County

Population: 55,574

Nash County

Population: 90,093