132 West Main St, Williamston, NC 27892

Economic Info

Martin County Economic Development Corporation

Martin County is within 20 to 30 minutes off Interstate 95, our major North/South corridor. Other Interstates serving the region include I-85 and I-40. US Highways 17 and 13 intersect US Highway 64 at the county seat in Williamston, allowing easy access to all points north, south, east and west. US 64 has been four-laned through Martin County and a major improvement project is underway for US 17. With the completion of the US 64 project, access to Interstate 95 in Rocky Mount is a mere 30 minutes from Williamston. North Carolina Highways 125, 903, 171, and 11 also serve the county.

Martin County is served daily by Seaboard System Railroad, an operating unit of CSX Transportation. Seaboard operates trains daily along a line that bisects the county and services Parmele, Robersonville, Everetts, Williamston, and Jamesville. Seaboard also operates public tracks around Williamston for loading and unloading of rail cars. Norfolk Southern Railroad services a major industrial complex at the eastern border of the county. Van-on-Flat-Car (VOFC, TOFC, or “piggyback”) services are available on the Seaboard system in Rocky Mount, N.C.

Martin County also offers bus transportation and parcel service through Trailways Bus Line.

Martin County travelers utilize the services offered at nearby Pitt-Greenville Airport (20 miles away). US Air Express serves the region from Pitt-Greenville Airport daily, providing connecting flights to the major airline hubs at Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Baltimore, and Washington-Dulles airports. Connecting flight schedules make one-day business trips possible to almost all metro areas east of the Mississippi River.

Raleigh-Durham International, Charlotte International, and Norfolk International airports each have international flights to Europe and the Far East available daily. Raleigh-Durham is the East Coast hub for American Airlines, while Charlotte is the hub for US Air.

The Martin County Municipal Airport has a paved 5,000 foot lighted runway available for private and chartered planes. Fuel is also available. The recent upgrade of the runway allows for almost all corporate jets to be able to utilize the county airport.

Air cargo service is offered by several air freight carriers including Federal Express, Airborne Express, Emery, and UPS – as well as US Air.

There are over (50) national and regional carriers serving the Martin County area, including all of the nation’s largest carriers. Several local independent trucking firms are available to provide service as well. Containerized freight service is available, as is special commodity transport. More than thirty (30) carriers provide less than truckload (LTL) service on a daily basis.