Food Processing & Agricultural Opportunities In Halifax County

Food processing is a major component of the area economy in Halifax County, North Carolina. In addition to our mid-East Coast location, Halifax County has unique local assets that benefit the food processing industry – high water quality; proximity to food growing regions; a transportation infrastructure that connects ports, rail, truck and air transportation services; a base of skilled employees, and a strong foundation of established local food companies, such as Reser's Fine Foods, Aunt Ruby's Peanuts, and Don Pancho Authentic Mexican Foods. The Halifax County area is one of the most diverse agricultural areas of the state, providing a stable grower base with decades of agricultural experience.

The best foods start with the best ingredients. Here are just a few of the key ingredients to support food processing in Halifax County:

  • Food processing is growing in North Carolina and Halifax County
  • North Carolina ranks among the top states in key food and agricultural products
  • Experienced growers, extensive horticultural and food research, and fertile lands make North Carolina a high-yield state
  • Halifax County’s East Coast location is our key ingredient - equidistant from New York and Florida on Interstate 95
  • Industrial quality infrastructure
  • New 700-acre certified industrial park focused on food-related businesses
  • Rail sites and access to Virginia Ports and Ports of Morehead City & Wilmington, NC
  • Experienced and productive workforce
  • World-class training and workforce development
  • A plentiful water supply at highly affordable rates
  • Food processing industry support and state and local incentives
  • Lower than average cost of doing business

County leaders and the Halifax Development Commission have targeted the food processing industry for future growth in Halifax County. The Halifax Corporate Park, a 700 acre certified industrial park, is a prime location for food-related manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution.