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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


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...

Trade dispute delays Triangle Tire plans to build new plants

By JOHN H. WALKER Staff Writer Jul 23, 2020 Norris Tolson, President and CEO of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, told the Telegram that Triangle still has plans to build here. “The last time I talked with them, they told me that they are still coming to Kingsboro,”...

Tarboro shell building starts to take shape

By JOHN H. WALKER Staff Writer Jun 27, 2020 While rain continues to slow progress of the 65,000-square-foot spec building under construction at the Tarboro Commerce Center, work is progressing as the superstructure is now up and workers preparing to erect the siding...

Our Workforce

Rocky Mount MSA

Population: 150,667

Edgecombe County

Population: 55,574

Nash County

Population: 90,093