Halifax County, North Carolina is one of the most strategic locations in the Eastern United States. Our position along the Interstate 95 corridor offers an attractive location for new and expanding businesses as well as a growing destination for travelers. Equidistant between New York and Florida, Halifax County is a world-class location providing unlimited access to global markets and a hub for commercial and business activity in northeastern North Carolina.
Halifax County Advantages
- Strategic highway network, including Interstate 95, US Highways 158 and 301, and easy connections to Interstate 85 and US 64
- Less than 90 minutes from three international airports (RDU, RIC, and ORF)
- Easy access to the Ports of Virginia and the Ports of Morehead City and Wilmington, NC
- CSX Transportation Class I Rail Line
- Halifax Corporate Park, a 700 acre Certified Industrial Park
- Industrial-quality water, sewer, electrical, natural gas and telecommunication services
- Halifax County is a certified ACT Work Ready Community demonstrating that we have the partnerships in place to support robust workforce development
- Highly productive labor force and award-winning worker training programs
- Outstanding quality of life that includes two beautiful lakes, the Roanoke River, and affordable housing and cost-of-living
If your company is considering expansion or relocation, you'll find a wide range of resources to help you evaluate Halifax County as a location for your business. You will find information on incentives and financial assistance we offer to qualifying businesses, available buildings and sites, demographics and economic data, and other valuable information and options to support your business needs.
Noted for its agricultural resources and major food processing operations, Halifax County offers significant benefits to food processing companies.
Business Trends in Halifax County, NC
For a perspective of business activity and trends in Halifax County, take a look at PROSPECTUS MAGAZINE. Published by The Daily Herald in collaboration with the Halifax County Economic Development Commission and Halifax County Business Horizons, PROSPECTUS features local business and industrial development news and highlights economic activity in Halifax County. Features include Patch Rubber, Meherrin River Forest Products, KapStone Paper, Historic Halifax, and new commercial and retail business locating in the area.
In conjunction with the 250 acre solar development at the former airport site, solar developer Geenex, LLC is constructing a solar and renewable energy education center. This Center, the Center for Energy Education, will be a hub for research, education, and workforce development for the burgeoning renewables industry. Born from a vision by Geenex to build a facility rooted in the community and dedicated to sustainability and renewables, the Center for Energy Education will be a place where education, research and work in the renewables industry take place side-by-side. Click Here for a recent video about the development of the Center in Halifax County.
Roanoke Rapids Regional Economic Hub
Roanoke Rapids, the major population center in Halifax County, is designated as a "micropolitan area" which means we are a significant center of population and production, drawing workers and shoppers from a wide local area. Roanoke Rapids is the hub of the micropolitan area, which incorporates Halifax and Northampton Counties. Site Selection Magazine recently ranked the Roanoke Rapids Area as one of the top Micropolitan Areas in the United States (#18) for 2017.