ROCKY MOUNT — Edgecombe County economic developers say the site left behind by Triangle Tyre is likely to become an electric car battery manufacturing plant, bringing with it 1000+ jobs and potentially billions in investment.
Carolinas Gateway Partnership leader Norris Tolson says six companies are currently looking at the site, with $17 billion in total potential investment.
The more likely scenario, Tolson says, is that one or two of the six companies decide to build in Edgecombe County. That would still mean a big investment at the Kingsboro CSX Select Megasite.
The county isn’t yet ready to name the companies interested in the site, saying they’re still working under codenames until a final decision is reached.
Carolinas Gateway Partnership had been looking for tenants for the site for about a month, since Triangle Tyre gave them notice they could do so.
“This would be a game-changer for Edgecombe County,” Tolson told WRAL News.