Perfectly situated along Interstate 95 just east of Raleigh and west of the Atlantic Ocean, Wilson's unique blend of life's modern amenities and old fashioned charm create the ultimate in gracious living.
Founded in 1849, Wilson was primarily an agricultural community focusing on cotton and tobacco crops, as they flourished well in the sandy soil of the region. By the 20th century, Wilson had become the world's largest bright leaf tobacco market.
Today, Wilson is well positioned on the cutting edge of a global economy. Agriculturally, the county's farmland produces crops worth $100 million annually. Wilson is North Carolina's largest farm market. While looking to the future, Wilson boasts a roster of companies that is the envy of many metropolitan areas. Wilson's pro-business atmosphere allows companies to effectively and successfully serve regional, national and international markets. Wilson's location, productive workforce, outstanding educational opportunities, pro-business attitude and exceptional quality of life make it an excellent choice for a business location.
Antiques and Wilson are synonymous as Wilson's Antique District represents one of the largest markets in the South. Featuring over two dozen shops, 250,000 square feet of exhibition space and over 100,000 pieces of classic design furniture and accessories spanning the centuries.
Cultural, social and educational opportunities are plentiful for residents of the region. Citizens of Wilson and Wilson County work together to provide excellent schools, invigorating recreational activities and rich cultural and artistic experiences.