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About the Economic Development Office

The Johnston County Economic Development Office acts as a facilitator between government and the private sector to encourage and promote development opportunities within the County. The office is a division of County government and is supported in total by County ad valorem taxes. 

The current tax rate established by the Board of Commissioners, effective for Fiscal Year 2015 - 2016 is $0.78 per $100 valuation.  The County has prospered from continued residential, commercial, and industrial investment.  The balanced growth approach to economic development, planning, and sound fiscal management overseen by the Board of County Commissioners has been responsible for bond rating designations by Standard and Poor's of AA+ and Moody's of Aa1. 

Confidential location assistance is available through this office which interfaces directly with the State and the 11 local governments that comprise Johnston County.

The County is centrally located within the State of North Carolina, midway along the eastern seaboard of the United States. Interstates 95 and 40 interconnect at the Town of Benson offering countless industrial and commercial sites for further development.

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Whatever your needs may be, the Johnston County Economic Development Office is prepared to assist you in a confident, qualified, professional, and confidential manner. Resources available to your company include custom digitized maps, labor and wage analysis, site selection assistance, and incentive packaging.

For further information, please contact:

Johnston County Economic Development
Post Office Box 1179
Smithfield, NC 27577

919-205-1232 (voice)
E-Mail: econdev@johnstonnc.com


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Johnston County Economic Development Office
3149 Swift Creek Road, Smithfield, NC USA 27577
Phone: 919-205-1232     E-Mail: econdev@johnstonnc.com