Economic Development

A Great Place to do Business

Edgecombe County is located in Eastern North Carolina. Our workforce, natural resources, location, highways, workforce development system, community college, and commitment of local government leaders all make the right ingredients for economic growth and sustainability. We are located within an easy commute to the beach, the Triangle and many other popular destinations in the region. Rail and airport access, Interstate 95 and Highway 64, and many well maintained state roads keep us well connected to major markets. We have many notable tourist attractions that draw more and more visitors every year, many of whom decide to move here. That's why, for business, industry and visitors alike, Edgecombe County is easy to find, but hard to leave.

When it comes to Economic Development, we take a cover-all-the-bases approach. We support industrial recruitment and expansion. Some notable firms have located and expanded here including CSX, Hillshire, KCST, and QVC. We know the importance of economic growth and support it with local dollars through incentives. We also work hard to grow our own jobs through entrepreneurship and small business development. This includes capitalizing on many wonderful tourist attractions. Tourism has grown to generating nearly $40 million yearly for our local economy. However, none of these could be successful were it not for our workforce. We are committed to providing the resources and tools needed of our workforce so that we are prepared for an ever changing economy.

Here why Edgecombe is a great place to do Business!
Edgecombe County is home to a wide variety of companies that are doing very well. Click the link here to hear some Edgecombe County Industry Testimonies.

Industrial Mega-Site is Ready for Job Creation!

Edgecombe County has the largest, shovel-ready mega-site in North Carolina. The Kingsboro CSX Select Site is a 1,449 acre site strategically located in the heart of the eastern seaboard, just off US Highway 64, and 10 minutes east of Interstate I-95. Click here to learn more about the Kingsboro Site.

Focus Services LLC to create 200 New Jobs
North Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced that Focus Services LLC, a global innovator in customer contact solutions, will create up to 200 jobs and invest $1 million for a new operations center in Tarboro.  Click here to read the full announcement.

Triangle Tire Site Prep Work is Near Completion
A green field in Edgecombe County has been transformed in preparation for construction of a massive Triangle Tire plant which will ultimately produce six million passenger/light truck tires and one million commercial truck tires annually. Watch the aerial video here to see heavy equipment at work and the sheer size of the site. By the end of 2019, two facilities, 1 million square feet each, will be constructed and ready to produce Triangle Tires!

Cargo Transporters Opens a New Facility in Edgecombe
Claremont based Cargo Transporters, Inc. has opened its new operations in Rocky Mount.  This $6 million terminal facility will be home-base for 100 trucks. It is located in the Fountain Industrial Park and has offices, driver lounge, orientation facilities, four shop maintenance bays and parking for 125 tractor-trailer combinations.

The company, a privately, family held business, has been operating the truckload carrier since 1982 and has been involved in truck leasing, warehousing and transportation for 50 years. “We are very excited about the opportunity to expand our operation closer to our eastern NC customers as well as the ability to hire drivers and employees based in this area,” says Dennis Dellinger, President. “Providing this state of the art facility closer to drivers’ homes will allow them to earn a maximum wage and still have quality time when they are at home with their family,” says Dellinger. The facility is also located just 250 yards from the newly announced CSX rail terminal.

The company is a truckload carrier operating 500 trucks serving the continental US. They are holding an OTR driver hiring event on Friday, August 19th 1-5pm at the temporary office onsite at 4043 College Rd, Rocky Mount, NC.