Food Processing

Your gateway to food processing

The food processing industry in North Carolina is a diverse and growing sector that extends across the entire state.  

The Carolinas Gateway Partnership region, which serves Edgecombe County, the City of Rocky Mount, and the Town of Tarboro, is home to thriving industries distributing goods worldwide. From pastries to biscuits to cheesecakes, many of the most well-loved foods across America are manufactured right here in our region of Eastern North Carolina.

The Right Recipe.

The Carolinas Gateway Partnership boasts the right ingredients to make a winning combination.

From affordable public power to an array of logistical transit options to vibrant communities to a large talent pool, everything you need is available at your fingertips.

Public Power:

  • Reliable electricity
  • Competitive Rates
  • Local Service
  • CGP Partners: ElectriCities, Dominion Power, Edgecombe-Martin County EMC

Logistics Access:

  • CSX Carolina Connector
  • NC, VA, SC, and GA Ports
  • Two Regional Airports: Rocky Mount-Wilson and Greenville
  • International Airport: Raleigh-Durham
  • NC Global TransPark
  • U.S. 64, future I-87


  • Edgecombe County
  • Town of Tarboro
  • City of Rocky Mount

Talent Pool:

  • Up to 1.5 million workers within a 60-mile radius

your gateway to

food processing.