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If you're looking to open a new business in Greenville, or expand an existing business, we're here to answer your questions concerning workforce development, transportation, and utilities. We can also help you find available sites or to link you to other resources.

The Greenville M.S.A. is home to DSM (pharmaceutical research and manufacturing) Grady-White Boats, Attends Healthcare Products, NACCO Materials Handling Group, and ASMO. The Office of Economic Development facilitates business projects that generate new jobs and build on Greenville's role as a regional capital of medicine, education, and industry.



 What local executives are saying about Greenville


​​“Greenville offers so much for science and technology-based businesses – close proximity to ECU and the Medical District, ease of access to local intellectual capital, intern programs and the opportunity to build collaborative relationships with students, faculty and staff. We are able to recruit highly trained, experienced staff from the market area and have found candidates willing to move to Greenville from across the country. The great support we received from local leadership, especially in economic development, also convinced us that Greenville was the right place for our business.”

Michael Heffernan
Chief Executive Officer
The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis
Genome ID Group, LLC

“Parrott Canvas Co. depends on local, national, and international clientele. We are pleased to be located in Greenville, a medical and higher education center for eastern North Carolina. Greenville has a very good mix of institutions, a strong industrial base, and it continues to be an agricultural center. We depend on local East Carolina University and Pitt Community College graduates and students to fill a variety of positions. The local governments and economic development organizations have created economic stability and a strong business environment. Greenville’s economic diversity fuels the area’s growth, providing higher paying jobs and business opportunities for local entrepreneurs”

Mickey Parrott, President
Parrott Canvas Company

“BrodyCo manages a portfolio of commercial property in the Greenville market. Our dealings with the City Staff have resulted in many successful developments for the area, and demonstrated a strong public and private partnership for positive and sustainable growth in eastern North Carolina. The professionalism of the Staff and their ability to understand complex issues and work towards a reasonable solution benefits both sides.”
H. J. Brody
BrodyCo, Inc.




Office of Economic Development


Our strategic goals include developing retail to its full potential, nurturing entrepreneurs and small businesses, enhancing the city's transportation gateways and corridors, and attracting catalytic projects that can anchor vibrant mixed-use development and make Greenville even more of a "destination place."