Business/Economic Development

A committed workforce, a forward-thinking attitude and dedication to attracting businesses of all sizes and helping them prosper bring significant gains to relocating in Tarboro. Because we are considered a rural area, many additional tax incentives and loans programs are available. The Town of Tarboro is recognized for its historic significance; therefore, town leaders, business people and citizens work together to promote Tarboro’s cultural and historic resources as assets in economic development and community building initiatives.

Tarboro’s business-friendly environment offers numerous support resources, including tax incentives, an active Chamber of Commerce, a workforce development-focused community college with a Small Business Center and more.

Located within a 10-hour drive of 67% of business on the eastern seaboard, Tarboro offers your business:

  • Lower business and living costs compared to neighboring towns
  • Solid infrastructure
  • Safe community with low crime rate
  • Low traffic congestion
  • Access to I-64 and I-95; Strategic location midway between Boston and Miami
  • Proximity to major airports, railways and deep water ports


Historically significant, beautifully maintained and not yet over-developed, Tarboro offers the best of all worlds. Businesses locate here because of the passion they feel for our quality of life.

For more information, please contact:
The Carolinas Gateway Partnership, Inc.