November 2019 Newsletter
The Econ Dev Report
What's Happening in our Community
Our newsletter will keep you up-to-date on all economic development news in Edgecombe County, City of Rocky Mount, Town of Tarboro, and Town of Nashville! From upcoming events, local business stories, site and building development, project updates; there is something for everyone.
Upcoming Events
Sara Lee Frozen Bakery Job Fair
Looking for a career in the food industry?

Sara Lee is having a job fair on Saturday, December 7th from 9am-1pm at Edgecombe Community College Fleming Center (Cummins Conference Room).

Sara Lee is looking for individuals who have an entrepreneurial spirit, believe there's always a better way, are excited about the challenge of a blank page daring you to write on it, and will bring the best of their unique points of difference to make our team stronger.

In addition, Sara Lee offers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their commitment to the health and well-being of their team members.

2019 Nashville Chamber of Commerce Christmas Social
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce is having a Christmas Social on Thursday, December 12th at The Nashville Exchange starting at 5pm. As part of their annual fundraiser, they will have raffle tickets available for purchase and a silent auction.

Please bring a new, unwrapped child's toy for local charities or they will accept cash donations for the Nashville Police Department's Shop with a Cop.

Please RSVP with number of people attending by December 5th by calling 252-459-4050 or email

Have an upcoming event you would like featured in our newsletter? Give us a call at (252) 442-0114 or email us at  to have your event featured.
Local Business Spotlight
Alimentaire Wholesome Breads
Located in downtown Tarboro, NC, Alimentaire Wholesome Breads strives to be the best place around to find tasty, wholesome breads, pastries and other baked goods for both your pleasure as well as sustenance.

They're now taking orders for Thanksgiving! Pickup will be at the bakery in Tarboro on Monday (11/25) or Wednesday (11/27), between 12 and 5 p.m. The last day to order for the Thanksgiving holiday will be Saturday 11/23.

Available Sites & Buildings
Aerial Map of the 2,280 acre Kingsboro CSX Select Site in Edgecombe County, NC
Do you have a property you would like listed on our sites and buildings database? Give us a call at (252) 442-0114 or email us at  to discuss how we can help market your property.
Newsworthy Projects
CSX Carolina Connector
Aerial photo of the CSX Carolina Connector (CCX) in Rocky Mount, NC
We are excited that the construction of the CSX Carolina Connector (CCX) is well underway here in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.The Carolina Connector terminal will feature three wide-span, zero
emission electric cranes with an annual lift capacity of 100,000 containers.

To learn more about the CSX Carolina Connector, click here.
Corning Incorporated is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 165 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics to develop products and processes that have transformed industries and enhanced people’s lives.

We are excited that their new warehouse in Edgecombe County is expected to be operational in the first half of 2020. The current state of the construction of their warehouse is shown in the picture.

To learn more about Corning, click here.
Tarboro Commerce Center Shell Building
We are thrilled at the volume of companies interested in the Tarboro Commerce Shell Building being built in the Tarboro Commerce Center.

The Tarboro Commerce Shell Building is located along HWY 64 (future I-87) at the Tarboro Commerce Center, which also houses Keihin and Piedmont Natural Gas. It is also in close proximity to Edgecombe Community College which can provide your company a Customized Training Program to meet your workforce needs.

To access additional marketing information on the Tarboro Commerce Center Shell Building,  click here.
Workforce Development
RAMP EAST - Regional Advanced Manufacturing Pipeline for Eastern NC
RAMP East, Regional Advanced Manufacturing Pipeline for Eastern NC, is a regional workforce development partnership designed to connect job seekers to the necessary training and resources to be ready for the current jobs available in the region and the new jobs that will coming in the next 18 to 24 months.

This regional partnership is made up of economic development organizations, workforce development boards, community colleges, state and local government agencies, and community-based organizations. Stay tuned for more information!

Pictured above are Edgecombe Community College's 1 st and 2 nd cohorts of RAMPEast AdvManufacturing students successfully completing their programs that ended with interviews with industry partners!
Interested in getting involved?
Thank you to our Partners & Investors!
Click  here  to view a list of all our amazing investors!
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