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Welcome to the Johnston County 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. 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.

News and Events

Duke Energy CEO Highlights Johnston County’s Second Annual Consultant/Broker Fly-In

Helicopter Tours Show Influencers Local Economic Assets

Johnston County, N.C. – September 12, 2019. Lynn J. Good, chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy Corp., was the keynote speaker at a broker/consultant “fly-in” held at Johnston Regional Airport (JNX) on Tuesday afternoon. The crowd of over 75 included national location advisors, industrial property brokers and real estate professionals, as well as local, regional and state economic development leaders and private allies. The event, held for the second year, was organized by the Johnston County Office of Economic Development. Sponsors included Duke Energy, ElectriCities, the NC Railroad Company and the Johnston County Visitors Bureau.

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Economic Development Action Agenda (2014-2019) Economic Development Action Agenda (2014-2019)
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Industry Appreciation Award

Smithfield NC - ; On Monday, the Johnston County Commissioners and the Johnston County Economic Development Advisory Board recognized Dewayne's of Selma for their commitment to Johnston County and community support by honoring the company with the County's "Industry Appreciation" award. This award is presented quarterly to Johnston County Industries.

"Existing Industries and Businesses are extremely important to the economic strength of Johnston County", stated Jeff Carver, Chairman of the Johnston County Board of Commissioners.

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Johnston County Leaders Mark Launch of Workforce Development Center Renovation

Changing Needs of Bio-Pharma Companies Prompt Curricular, Facilities Revamp.

Leaders from government, education, economic development and the biotechnology industry gathered in Clayton today to mark the "sheetrock breaking" on a $1.3 million renovation to the Johnston County Workforce Development Center. Upgrades will support the skills needs of Grifols and Novo Nordisk, two global bio-manufacturers with large and growing operations here.

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