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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


Local business reaches finals in state contest

From Staff Reports "Nashville-based George’s BBQ Sauce is one of four finalists in a statewide contest sponsored by the N.C. Chamber, the state’s leading business advocacy organization. “It is humbling just to be nominated ... We are so thankful for the opportunity to...

Local airport offers new amenities

By AMELIA HARPER Staff Writer "Dion Viventi, director of the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport, presented an update Monday on recent improvements made to the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport during a meeting of the Nash County Board of Commissioners. “There has...

New FFE distribution center takes shape

By WILLIAM F. WEST Staff Writer "Signage is in place at a North Church Street location that is going to be the retrofitted Rocky Mount distribution facility of a temperature-controlled food products motor carrier — and the building at that location also now has a...

Our Workforce

Rocky Mount MSA

Population: 147,335

Edgecombe County

Population: 53,332

Nash County

Population: 94,003