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Several factors were attributed to business booming between North Carolina’s Southeast, an economic development partnership, and international firms from nations such as Australia, China, and South Africa. Among the factors were its waterways, such as Wilmington’s seaport; advantageous infrastructure, such as highway connectivity; military members that are also viewed as lucrative potential employees; comparatively lower costs, such as corporate tax rate.
Counties like Nash and Edgecombe, historically agrarian, have been developing a strong manufacturing base in the past few decades. Generating economic and job growth for towns like Rocky Mount and Tarboro are industrial recruiters like Carolinas Gateway Partnership, companies like Tyson Foods, Inc., and projects like the Carolina Connector intermodal rail terminal.