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About us

Lenoir County Economic Development


Our activities and programs are aimed at improving the economy of Lenoir County by attracting or creating investment to expand the tax base; and by creating jobs, wages and personal incomes.


Create an inclusive community where businesses, individuals, and governments can reach their full potential and become positive contributors to Lenoir County’s growth, economic well being, and quality of life.

Our mission

Promote economic development in Lenoir County by establishing a diverse employment base with challenging and rewarding jobs for future generations, and a tax base that will support the enhancement of the community’s foundation and quality of life.

Our 2014-2015 Goals

  1. Recruit one or more manufacturing prospects for Lenoir County that will generate at least $50 million in capital investment and add 100new jobs;
  2. Work with existing industries to build/maintain relationships and encourage retention and expansion in Lenoir County generating at least $25 million in capital investment and 100 new jobs;
  3. Work with the NC Global TransPark to help locate industries;
  4. Prepare Lenoir County and its municipalities to effectively compete for economic development projects;
  5. Promote Lenoir County’s strategic assets to economic development prospects;
  6. Market Industrial Shell Building No. 3 located in the 70 West Industrial Park;
  7. Assist the Tourism Director in the development of tourism in Lenoir County;
  8. Update the department social networking mediums through Facebook and Twitter;
  9. Continue to update the Department’s website;
  10. Continue distribution of weekly economic development newsletter to the community
  11. Nurture relationships with leaders in Raleigh and local communities to improve the quality of life for all residents in the east

Workforce Distribution

Food Prep and Serving
Professional Services
Office & Admin. Support
Production / Manufacturing
Service Industries

Recent News

Spirit AeroSystems North Carolina, Inc Invests $55.7 million in Lenoir County

Dec 11, 2017

Spirit AeroSystems North Carolina, Inc. to Invest $55.7 Million in Lenoir County Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Lenoir County Economic Development Date: 12/04/2017 Phone: 252.527.1963 Kinston, N.C. –...

EZ-Flo International, Inc. Expansion to Lenoir County

Oct 26, 2017

EZ-Flo to Invest $1.6 Million and Create 10 New Jobs in Lenoir County Kinston, N.C. – Lenoir County and Lenoir County Economic Development announced today that...

Neuseway Nature Center Reopening-September 14, 2017

Sep 14, 2017

Reopening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Mr. Nick Harvey welcoming NC Governor Cooper to Kinston/Lenoir County Mr. Bill Ellis presenting NC Governor Cooper with Kinston/Lenoir County memorabilia

Barnhill, New Construction of Office Complex — September 13, 2017

Sep 13, 2017

Barnhill Contracting Company in process of building a new office complex in the Hwy 70 W Industrial Park. The new building is located adjacent to their...

Creating community where businesses, individuals, and governments can reach their full potential.

Lenoir County Employers

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