Nash County

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 makes it a prime location for economic prosperity and a diversified workforce.

Available County-Owned Industrial Sites

Middlesex Corporate Centre

Middlesex Corporate Centre is a premier business park located 25 minutes from downtown Raleigh on US 264.

Highlights include:

  • 62,500-sqft shell building expandable to 100,000 square feet
  • Easy access to Interstate 95 and adjacent to US 264
  • A 45-minute drive from Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • Municipal water and sewer on-site
  • Duke Energy Site Readiness Designation
  • Eligible for Tier One North Carolina incentives and located in an Opportunity Zone

Learn more:

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  • See aerial footage of the site by watching the video.

NC Highway 97 Industrial Site

NC Highway 97 Industrial Site offers immediate access to Interstate 95 and is located at the center of the East Coast between Boston and Miami.

Highlights include:

  • 140 acres
  • Less than one hour’s drive from Raleigh -Durham International Airport
  • Interstate Access to three deep-water ports
  • 5 miles from Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport
  • Water, sewer, electric, natural gas, and fiber on site.

Learn more:

  • Download the site flyer.
  • See aerial footage of the site by watching the video.

Whitaker Business and Industry Center

Whitaker Business and Industry Center’s ideal location on Interstate 95 makes it the perfect home for a variety of world-class domestic and international companies.

Highlights include:

  • Water, sewer, electric, natural gas and fiber on site.
  • Park includes food production companies Poppies International (Belgium), The Cheesecake Factory Bakery and Nutkao (Italy).
  • Other companies include Berry Global, LS Tractor, McLane Carolinas and Draka Elevator.
  • Located 5 miles from the new NCDOT and CSX Carolina Connector (CCX) Intermodal Rail Terminal.

Learn more:

  • Download the site flyer.
  • See aerial footage of the site by watching the video.

Battleboro Rail Site

Battleboro has an ideal location on the CSX Railway, less than five miles from Interstate 95.  This versatility makes it perfect for a variety of companies across many different industries. 

Highlights include:

  • Water, sewer, electric, natural gas and fiber on site.
  • Located just two miles from the CSX Intermodal Rail Terminal.

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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 Technology Students – Lathe Machine

  • 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.
  • Rocky Mount Mills is located along the falls of the beautiful Tar River. It is a development of historic proportions, bringing together residential, commercial, cultural and entertainment amenities into one unique destination. This 82-acre campus brings new life to a repurposed historic cotton mill that has created a vibrant mixed-use community.

Infrastructure and Support


  • 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.
  • CSX and Coastal Carolina Rail provide freight services along the East Coast and Amtrak offers passenger service out of Rocky Mount

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