Lenoir County Economic Development (LCED) is responsible for the development and implementation of the economic development strategy for the municipalities of Kinston, La Grange and Pink Hill, and all of Lenoir County. LCED proactively works to create an environment in which Lenoir County can grow and thrive, resulting in new highly-skilled jobs, capital investment and improvement in quality of life for our citizens.

LCED accomplishes its mission through business recruitment, corporate retention an expansion, marketing and public relations, and supporting entrepreneurship.


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.


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.