Where Business Meets Opportunity

Uniquely situated at the gateway between Raleigh-Durham and Eastern North Carolina, Nash County offers a broad range of opportunity for growing a business. Over the years, the county has evolved into a manufacturing and pharmaceutical powerhouse, helped in part by its distribution-friendly location at a junction for major highways and railways. The county's location, coupled with its ample framework for commercial and industrial development make it a prime location for economic prosperity and a diversified workforce.

Nash County Data

Nash County's population in the 2020 census was 94,970.
Nash County's estimated median age in 2019 was 42.
The average commute for workers is 23 minutes.
63.6% of residents also work in Nash County.
The estimated median family income in 2019 was 63,539.
The property tax rate per $100 value is 67 cents.
Source: Census (2020, ACS 2015-19).

Noteworthy Characteristics

Nash Community College and partners like RAMP East Advanced Manufacturing Institute are providing a talent development system to meet industry needs in Nash County and Eastern North Carolina. The partnership seeks to increase the number of workers with industry-recognized credentials and provide a pipeline of workers with advanced manufacturing and food processing skills.

Manufacturing and technology students working carefully with a lathe machine in a workshop.
A person wearing protective headgear while working on metal with welding gear.

Nash County is a Tier One county offering some of the most lucrative incentives in North Carolina.

Nash County is home to several major manufacturing companies and continues to grow as an attractive area for advanced manufacturing. Its two largest employers Pfizer Inc, (2,400) and Cummins Engines (1,800) are among the largest producers of medical devices and diesel engines in the nation.

Advanced vehicle manufacturing equipment.

Infrastructure and Accessibility

Aerial view of Interstate 95 and US Highway 64 interchange.

Nash County's strong transportation network provide easy access to the Research Triangle area and proximity to all the major markets along I-95 corridor from Boston to New York to Washington, D.C. and Miami.

Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport features a 7,000-foot runway for commercial air needs.

Large plane resting on the tarmac.

CSX and Coastal Carolina Rail provide freight services along the East Coast and Amtrak passenger services out of Rocky Mount. The new CSX Carolina Connector (CCX) intermodal terminal is perfectly positioned to reach more than five million consumers within a 120-mile radius. Featuring 3 wide-span cranes with a 110,000 container lift capacity, the CSX CCX is located 5 miles from I-95 and 60 miles from Raleigh. Positioned within 30 miles of over 500 acres of county-owned industrial sites, the CSX CCX provides convenient truck access to local and regional markets.

Nash County News


September 20, 2022
COSMOIND CO., LTD. TO INVEST $12MIIN MIDDLESEX May 10, 2022                                                                                      Governor’s Press OfficeRaleigh, N.C                                                                                                                    govpress@nc.gov                                                                                                                                                (919) 814-2100 COSMOIND Co., Ltd., a polyethylene infrastructure piping manufacturer, will create 168 new jobs in Nash County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $12.8 million to build its first North American manufacturing campus for […]

Governor Roy Cooper announces $1.6 million award to Nash County for Middlesex Corporate Centre infrastructure improvements

September 20, 2022
The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 15 grant requests to local governments totaling $4,278,230, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 526 jobs, 324 of which were previously announced. The public investment in these projects will attract more than $200.9 million in private investment. “When […]

SinnovaTek announces plans for new facility in Nash County

April 6, 2022
SinnovaTek, a Raleigh-based leading developer and integrator of advanced food processing equipment and technology has announced its plans to locate and purchase a 62,500 square foot shell building in the Middlesex Corporate Center, located in Nash County, NC.

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