Nash County Joins The Research Triangle Regional Partnership
Regional Economic Development Organization Welcomes 12th County

RESEARCH TRIANGLE REGION, N.C., Aug. 3, 2020 – The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP), a regional economic development organization in central North Carolina, and Nash County announced its partnership as Nash joins 11 other counties that make up the partnership. The RTRP ‘s primary mission is to market and promote the triangle region of North Carolina nationally and internationally. Uniquely situated between the Research Triangle Park, the nation’s largest research park, and Interstate 95, Nash offers a diverse workforce and an ample infrastructure for industrial and commercial development, making it a prime area for economic prosperity.

“We could not be more excited to have Nash County join the Research Triangle Regional Partnership,” said Ryan Combs, executive director of the RTRP. “Nash’s vibrant economy, strong workforce, and strategic location make it an ideal place for businesses, and we look forward to leveraging the resources of the entire Partnership to support the county’s economic development efforts.”

Comprised of 11 municipalities, including Nashville, the county seat, and Rocky Mount, its largest city, Nash has a strong business community that spans several industries such as food processing, advanced manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, distribution and logistics. Several major companies already call the county home, including Pfizer, Honeywell Aerospace and Cummins. Serving as a connector between businesses looking to expand or relocate, the RTRP will work closely with Nash’s economic development team and county commissioners to help expand the county’s new and existing industries.

“Nash County is excited to be a member of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. The county has evolved over the years into an advanced manufacturing and pharmaceutical powerhouse which makes it an ideal fit for the Triangle region,” said Andy Hagy, director of economic development for Nash County.

“Now, the Coronavirus has ignited new industrial market opportunities, and Nash County is beginning to catch the eye of developers and e-commerce businesses. The county’s proximity between the Research Triangle and I-95 corridor, which offers access to major markets from New York to Miami, now stands out as an increasingly important link to the supply chain for food and pharmaceuticals”.

“This is why it’s an excellent time for Nash County to join forces with RTRP and help bring jobs and capital investment to our region”, said Hagy.

To learn more about Nash County and the Research Triangle Region, visit selectnashnc.com and researchtriangle.org.





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The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) is an economic development organization sustained by and committed to 12 core counties located in central North Carolina. It serves as a connector between businesses looking to expand or relocate, and the economic development offices, government agencies, and business organizations that support private sector growth. For more information, visit www.researchtriangle.org or follow @TriangleRegion on Twitter.


Nash County is a thriving community that is uniquely located between the Research Triangle Region and I-95. Nash County officers a diverse and skilled workforce, strong local economy and a wonderful place to call home for growing families and businesses. For more information, visit www.SelectNashNC.com.