Business & Economic Development

Tarboro Commerce Center

The Tarboro Commerce Center is located on US 64 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, an area consistently ranked as a prime location for work and livability. This manufacturing and distribution park has been developed by the Town of Tarboro in conjunction with Edgecombe County and the Carolinas Gateway Partnership. All utilities and infrastructure are in place.

The Center, which is a Certified Industrial Site, is made up of approximately 185 acres of prime property situated on an interstate quality highway. Approximately 125 are presently available. Individual sites may be configured in sizes ranging from five to 30 acres. The flat to gently rolling topography has slopes of less than 5%. The sites are generally clear and open. Protective covenants ensure appropriate coverage ratios, building materials landscaping and signage. These covenants are available for review. A Phase 1 Environmental Study has been completed on this park.

Tarboro Commerce Center Master Plan (PDF)

ncmapFor more information, contact:
Carolinas Gateway Partnership

427 Falls Road / Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Tel: (252) 442-0114
Fax: (252) 442-7315

Located in the geographic center of the Eastern Seaboard, Edgecombe County a part of the gateway to the Sunbelt. Interstate US 64 traverses the county east to west giving exceptional access to I-95 and the East Coast's major markets. Easy connections with Interstates 40 and 85, via US 64, open the way to an overland transportation system which has earned North Carolina its reputation as the "Good Roads State". The Center is about one hour's drive from Raleigh, the state capital, and just over one hour from the world famous Research Triangle Park.

  • Entrance to Center is .2 miles from US 64 at Exit 484
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport – 75 miles; about 1 hour via US 64
  • Pitt-Greenville Airport – commercial and general aviation service – 30 minutes
  • Rocky Mount/ Wilson Airport – commercial and general aviation service – 30 minutes
  • Tarboro-Edgecombe Airport – 10 minutes – usable by propeller and light jet aircraft
  • One-day trucking access to the east coast's major markets
  • Less than two and one-half hour’s drive to three major deep water ports with Foreign Trade Zones and bonded warehouse storage
  • One hour from the North Carolina Global TransPark

Site served from 2 transmission lines and 2 distribution circuits. One line is a 230 KV that feeds an express circuit from a 30/40 MVA power transformer. The other power transformer is a 20/30 MVA unit, fed from a 115 KV transmission line. In an emergency situation, site has the capability of being served from 2 other substations, giving a total of 4 back-up feeders, providing high power reliability.

7200/12, 470 kw substation next to park; Underground electric service on site; served by Town of Tarboro

16” water line along southern and western boundaries; capacity 6 MGD; excess 3.5 MGD; served by Town of Tarboro

8” & 12” gravity lines along property boundary; capacity 26 MGD; excess 2.8 MGD; served by Town of Tarboro

Natural Gas
4” line adjacent; served by N.C. Natural Gas Corp. 8” HP line less than 1/2 mile from Center

Fiber optic cable served by Sprint.

I-2 (Industrial)

.93/$100 valuation, 2004-2005 Edgecombe County Real Estate Tax
.42/$100 valuation, 2004-2005 Tarboro Real Estate Tax