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In 1997, Nash and Edgecombe Counties merged their separate economic development efforts into a public-private partnership called the Carolina Gateway Partnership. The partnership is composed of leaders from the counties and eighteen municipalities. The region's largest city, Rocky Mount, lies in both counties, with the county line running down Main Street. Since its inception the partnership has facilitated the arrival of thirty new industries and helped eighteen more remain or expand. Wright discusses the revitalization of Rocky Mount after the flood of 1999.
Old cotton mills, old houses, and interesting historical events combine to make Nash County an attractive section of the State to visit. Cotton mills abound in Rocky Mount, and General Cornwallis made his way through Nash County on the way to Virginia, and there is a homestead in Nash County that is over 200 years old, built in 1735.