The CGP Works for You
The Carolinas Gateway Partnership is a public-private organization dedicated to the creation of community wealth through the retention, creation, and expansion of business opportunities in Edgecombe County, the City of Rocky Mount and the Town of Tarboro. The Carolinas Gateway Partnership is the economic development umbrella for this region of Eastern North Carolina.
Promoting economic development
existing business retention and growth
Attracting new businesses and industries
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The Carolinas Gateway Partnership assists new and existing industries in expanding operations. Read how the Partnership helped The Cheesecake Factory locate and secure a building in the Whitaker Business and Industry Center.
“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 was in an area where the local culture was warm and friendly.”
The Cheesecake Factory
January 5, 2021 "North Carolina has been named Business Facilities’ 2020 State of the Year, the first time NC has earned BF’s top honor, which has been bestowed annually by the magazine since 2007. “North Carolina has been a rising star on our radar for several...
By John H. Walker Staff Writer Dec. 30, 2020 "The coronavirus pandemic hit just as economic indicators were beginning to improve for Edgecombe County. And while those indicators dropped all the way to the bottom of the scale, there was slippage in a number of areas as...
BY WILLIAM F. WEST Staff Writer "At least 30 state grants totaling nearly $13 million have been approved for local governments so business and industry locations can be prepared or can be expanded and create numerous jobs. And a significant part of that money,...
The Workforce of the CGP region
City of Rocky Mount
Population: 54, 341
Town of Tarboro