Nash County Why Partnerships

Partnerships & Organizations

Nash County is proud to collaborate with regional and local organizations, institutions, and programs.

Nash Community College

Preparing Nash County residents for careers within our local industry falls on the very capable shoulders of Nash Community College. Approximately 12,000 citizens participate in programs at Nash Community College annually. NCC offers ninety-nine academic programs, including the Advanced Manufacturing Institute and a variety of Continuing Education Courses that supplement training for our area business and industry leaders. NCC also strives to increase the success rate and number of viable small businesses in North Carolina through the Small Business Center. The Small Business Center offers workshops and courses for small business success, business and industry training, and a complimentary resource center.

NC Wesleyan College

Founded in 1956, North Carolina Wesleyan College has built a strong foundation in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and prepares students for professional advancement and life-long learning. The college serves residential and commuting traditional students, as well as adults pursuing degrees through the ASPIRE program. NCWC is recognized by the National Center Certification Board as being an Approved Career Training Provider.

The Gateway Technology Center of NCWC hosts the ECU/NC State Collaborative, a partnership between two of the state’s leading academic players to empower local community with the tools needed to further their education.

Nash Rocky Mount School System

The Nash-Rocky Mount Public School (NRMS) System focuses on preparing all students bright and prosperous futures by deliberabtely and intentionally providing rigorous and relevant instruction in every classroom, every day. NRMS serves more than 15,000 students from Pre-K to High School, across 29 campuses.

Available to our students is the Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School, a cooperative innovative high school enabling students to earn both a high school diploma and Associate Degree/Industry Certification.

NCWorks – Turning Point Workforce Development Board

NCWorks Career Centers provide local assistance to Nash County through the Turning Point Workforce Development Board. TPWDB aims to create a competitive workforce in the region, helping local firms compete in a technologically advanced global marketplace. By ensuring area companies demand and receive highly trained and skilled workers, TPWDB improves the quality of life and well being of this region.

The Turning Point WDB provides services to area businesses in order to ensure their continued growth. Staff can assist businesses with opportunities to enhance their workforce, while providing incentives to increase production and profitability. Examples of business and employer services include Training Enhancement Grants (TEG), Work Readiness, On-The-Job Training Program (OJT), Company Needs Assessment, and Labor Market Information.

Upper Coastal Plain Council of Government (UCPCOG)

The UCPCOG is a planning organization comprised of 5 county governments and 40 municipal governments. The staff at UCPCOG plan and administer a variety of federal, state and local programs and services; including grants, planning, workforce development and more.


RAMP East cultivates the partnership of a 10-county region to expand the workforce pipeline for new and existing industry in Eastern North Carolina. Eight community colleges in the region offer an Advanced Manufacturing Institute that is designed to be an entry point to receiving the basic skills needed to begin a career in advanced manufacturing. After completing the training, potential employees have the opportunity to interview with area industry leaders or continue to local community colleges to further their education.

Area Chambers

  • Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Nashville Chamber of Commerce
  • Spring Hope Chamber of Commerce
  • Bailey Chamber of Commerce

Strategic Twin-Counties Education Program

STEP was established in 2012 to bring together school districts, human services agencies and businesses on a regional basis to share resources focused on capacity-building, joint planning, and process improvement focused on improving student achievement and family efficacy. STEP aims to prepare students for the jobs that are available in the community where they grew up and align school systems and community colleges to better serve students.

If you are interested in a partnership, please reach out to one of the members of our economic development team as we believe that true community is built on relationships.