September 2019 Newsletter
The Econ Dev Report
What's Happening in the Twin Counties
Our newsletter will keep you up-to-date on all economic development news in the Twin Counties! From upcoming events, local business stories, site and building development, project updates; there is something for everyone.
Upcoming Events
The Tarboro Development Corporation welcomes you to Downtown Tarboro to explore opportunities for investment during our Showcase Event. The Economic Vitality Committee of the Tarboro Development Corporation has identified 12 property owners that have an interest in selling or are seeking partnering investors for their “opportunity spaces.” 

Each of the 12 properties will be open for viewing during this event. The event will allow you the chance to learn about the guidelines and benefits of utilizing historic tax credits and why Tarboro is a great place to invest.  

If you have questions about the event or properties that will be open during the tour please contact Tina Parker, Main Street Coordinator at tinaparker@tarboro-nc.com or (o) 252-641-4242; (m) 252-544-0219. To best prepare for seating and lunch that's provided, we ask that you RSVP.

Have an upcoming event you would like featured in our newsletter? Give us a call or email us at  info@econdev.org  to have your event featured.
Local Business Spotlight
Koi Pond Brewing Company is located in a historic mill house at Rocky Mount Mills that dates back to 1835. It was founded to provide high quality, interesting, and delicious craft beer while utilizing as many local ingredients as possible while highlighting the culture and history of Eastern North Carolina.

Read more about Eric Ghiloni and his passion for brewing craft beer in the link below.

Available Sites & Buildings
Click the link below to view our current list of sites and buildings located in the Twin Counties.

Do you have a property you would like listed on our sites and buildings database? Give us a call or email us at  info@econdev.org  to discuss how we can help market your property.
Newsworthy Projects in the Twin Counties
Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc.
Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. is a refrigerated trucking company that provides full-truckload, less-than-truckload, and distribution transportation of products throughout North America. The transportation solutions company carries perishable goods, primarily processed foods and meats.
Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. will make an investment of $4.7 million and create 96 jobs in the next 3 years with an average wage of $52,000. We are excited FFE chose Rocky Mount, NC for their next service center!

Tarboro Commerce Shell Building
We are excited that next steps are being taken in preparing to build the Tarboro Commerce Shell Building 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. Edgecombe Community College is in close proximity to the Tarboro Commerce Center that 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, please 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-base organizations. Stay tuned for more information!

Interested in getting involved?
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