Food processing is a major component of the area economy in Halifax County, North Carolina. In addition to our mid-East Coast location, Halifax County has unique local assets that benefit the food processing industry – high water quality; proximity to food growing regions; a transportation infrastructure that connects ports, rail, truck and air transportation services; a base of skilled employees, and a strong foundation of established local food companies, such as Reser’s Fine Foods, Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts, and Don Pancho Authentic Mexican Foods. The Halifax County area is one of the most diverse agricultural areas of the state, providing a stable grower base with decades of agricultural experience.
The best foods start with the best ingredients. Here are just a few of the key ingredients to support food processing in Halifax County:
County leaders and the Halifax Development Commission have targeted the food processing industry for future growth in Halifax County. The Halifax Corporate Park, a 700 acre certified industrial park, is a prime location for food-related manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution.