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Economic Development

Welcome to the Triangle East Region of North Carolina, a collaboration of communities at the Eastern tip of the Raleigh Triangle strategically located at the center of Commerce on the East Coast of the United States, with access to a qualified workforce, North, South, East & West Interstates & Class A Rail.  You will find no better market for Distribution and Manufacturing for the eastern half of the country.

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Since 1970, the Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce has been a strong economic force with a big picture outlook for Smithfield, Selma, and their neighboring communities. During 2018, the Smithfield-Selma Chamber put their vision for a strong, unified region into action and reached out to area towns for support. The communities of Archer Lodge, Cleveland, Kenly, Micro, Pine Level, Princeton, and Wilson’s Mills all responded with enthusiasm. Together, the communities have created a new name to represent the partnership of all 9 communities: Triangle East.

As the eastern section of the Triangle Region of North Carolina, this community-led choice of identity connects the region to the thriving economic and educational environment to which it already belongs.

This region is growing exponentially and each unique town working in cooperation with the Triangle East Chamber, contributing their individual perspectives, will only open up more opportunities for the future of Johnston County. This new era is one of inclusivity, bringing the history, voices, and resources of each town to a partnership meant to work toward a strong and thriving future for all of the citizens in the region.