Tarboro pushes economic development projects – Rocky Mount Telegram


TARBORO – Additional employment, a new downtown project and a marketing strategy to help the retail sector are just a few of the economic development endeavors going on in Tarboro.

Tarboro Town Manager Al Thornton said the town works closely with Carolinas Gateway Partnership, the local public and private recruitment agency, to foster economic development in Tarboro. The expansion of General Foam Plastics Corp. is one of the area’s recent success stories, Thornton said.

Tarboro acquired a $1 million grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce in April to help the General Foam expand. In exhange, the company is obligated to hire 100 full-time workers, Thornton said. General Foam Plastics also is investing $2.3 million in machinery and equipment at the Daniel Drive facility in Tarboro. (Source: Read more)

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