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Affiliated Sponsors

And now, a word to our sponsors.

The word is “thanks.”

The following Affiliated Sponsors have helped make the Gateway Technology Center a reality through their generous funding and support:


Carolinas Gateway Partnership

The Carolinas Gateway Partnership
The Carolinas Gateway Partnership is a public-private industrial recruitment agency dedicated to the economic development of Nash and Edgecombe. It works to attract
companies to this area and to support them in their relocation and continued growth through an aggressive economic development program.

Thanks to the work of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, numerous state and local economic incentives are available to qualifying companies that expand or relocate here.
Depending on the capital investment and degree of job creation, economic incentives may be available for land, worker training, worker relocation, equipment and more.


Golden LEAF Foundation

The Golden LEAF Foundation, a nonprofit corporation created in 1999 to receive one-half of the funds coming to North Carolina from the master settlement agreement with cigarette manufacturers. The Foundation is helping North Carolinians make the transition from a tobacco-dependent economy through grants to qualified nonprofits and governmental entities focused on economic development and job creation.

e-NC Authority

e-NC Authority, a grassroots initiative to link all North Carolinians – especially those in rural areas – to the Internet. Established in 2000, e-NC has made great strides in helping to ensure that all citizens, businesses and communities know how to use the Internet and have access to high-speed Internet services at affordable prices.

The City of Rocky Mount

The City of Rocky Mount, twice named an All-American city and deemed the 21st most desirable city in the United States in which to live. Incorporated in 1867, the city is just under 36 square miles in size with more than 57,000 residents. Rocky Mount boasts a number of internationally recognized business and industries, yet it maintains its southern charm and congeniality.

Nash County - North Carolina

Nash County, home to the Rocky Mount metropolitan area as well as to the towns of Bailey, Castalia, Dortches, Middlesex, Momeyer, Nashville, Red Oak, Sharpsburg, and Spring Hope. Comprised of 540 square miles of land, Nash County’s population grew from 87,420 at the 2000 census to an estimated 90,710 in 2004.


Honeywell, a diversified technology and manufacturing leader of aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; power generation systems; and more. Honeywell’s Rocky Mount operations serve the commercial air transport and helicopter markets with world-class support for a variety of aerospace equipment systems.

Nash Healthcare Systems

Nash Healthcare Systems, a county-owned and operated, not-for-profit health care system comprised of Nash General Hospital, the first all-private-room hospital in North Carolina; Nash Day Hospital, the state’s first freestanding hospital offering treatments and surgeries on an outpatient basis; Coastal Plain Hospital and the Bryant T. Aldridge Rehabilitation Center.

DeLeon Carter Foundation, established in 1988 by the late Myrtle Carter Henry, the daughter of prominent Nash County farmer DeLeon Carter and heir to the family business, Carter Farms.

Mims Charitable Trust, the Allan C. Mims and Margaret L. Mims Charitable Trust.

To each and every one, we are sincerely appreciative



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