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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


North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2020 State Of The Year

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...

Edgecombe projects move forward despite pandemic

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...

Twin Counties to benefit from $980K in business, industry grants

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,...

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Rocky Mount MSA

Population: 147,335

Edgecombe County

Population: 53,332

Nash County

Population: 94,003