Halifax County NC Advantages

The perfect business location relies on many factors - convenient location, a productive labor pool, available infrastructure, quality of life, and a pro-business climate. Your company will find everything you need for success here in Halifax County.

Location I-95

Within a day's drive of one-third of all the nation's markets, Halifax County NC is the choice location for your business. Equidistant between New York and Florida on Interstate 95, Halifax County NC offers unlimited transportation opportunities via Interstate highway, rail, air and seaports. Our close proximity to Raleigh-Durham, NC and Richmond and Norfolk, VA, ensures easy access to world markets. Halifax County is within a one-day haul of 50% of the US population and 65% of the nation's manufacturing operations.

Labor Force

Halifax County NC offers a regional workforce of 31,439 eager, productive, workers that are instilled with the work ethic of their ancestors--the people who built America on textiles, agriculture , electric generation, paper manufacturing and new technologies. Halifax County workers don't just work hard - they work smart. Our regional and state colleges and universities, a network of specialized training programs, numerous recruitment assistance packages, and connections to a variety of workforce training providers and innovative partnerships between education and industry are available to support business workforce and training needs. Click here for additional information on the labor force in the Halifax County Area.

 

Utilities, Transportation & Telecommunications

 

Water/Wastewater

Halifax County NC owns and operates its own water and wastewater facilities. The County is also served by the Town of Weldon and the Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District.

Electricity

No matter where you choose to locate or live, reliable electrical service is available through Dominion NC Power, Progress Energy, Halifax Electric Membership Corporation, Roanoke Electric Membership Corporation, the Town of Enfield and the Town of Scotland Neck. Supplies of electricity are abundant for the future. Incentive rates are available to both new and expanding business and industry under certain conditions.

Natural Gas

Natural Gas service is provided by Piedmont Natural Gas in abundant supplies for both firm and interruptible customers in certain areas of Halifax County.

Airline Services

Halifax County NC is within a 90-minute drive of three international airports:  Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Richmond and Norfolk International Airports in Virginia. The Halifax Northampton Regional Airport provides general aviation services covering the Roanoke Valley. This new facility provides a 5,500 foot runway, modern terminal facilities, hangar facilities, and many other services.  

Highways

Halifax County NC is served by Interstate 95, the nation's major north-south thoroughfare. In addition, three major highways traverse Halifax County (US Highways 158, 301, and 258). The average commuting time to work in Halifax County is 24 minutes. Click on the maps to the right to see how easy it is to access local, regional and national markets from Halifax County.

Ports

Halifax County NC is easily accessible to the Ports of Richmond and Norfolk in Virginia and the Ports of Morehead City and Wilmington in North Carolina.

Rail

Rail service is provided by CSX Transportation and available to a number of industrial sites and properties in Halifax County. Additionally, there are three Amtrak stations within an hour's drive of Roanoke Rapids providing passenger rail service to over 500 destinations in 46 states on its 22,000 mile system.

Telecommunications

Fiber optic cable and DSL service has been deployed extensively throughout Halifax County. A full range of broadband data and e-commerce services are available in most areas for business customers, as well as web hosting and Internet services. DSL service and other advanced voice, data, and video features are available to meet the technology needs of business.