Pitt County, North Carolina

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Entrepreneurship & Economic Development

Pitt County provides numerous resources and opportunities to support entrepreneurship.

We are champions to the entrepreneurial spirit, and support programs that nurture and inform the next generation of business talent. We are home to some of the best and brightest researchers, entrepreneurs, and advisors one could hope to come across in our state. Our entrepreneurial programs help businesses with the resources to inspire, empower and grow. For more information visit some of our resources noted below or contact our office for more information.

Technology Enterprise Center

Fostering the development of technology-based businesses, the Technology Enterprise Center offers office, laboratory, and light manufacturing space to technology-based companies on a short-term lease basis.

If you are a technology-based company and wish to discuss leasing space, contact Brad Hufford at (252) 902-2077, brad.hufford@pittcountync.gov.

Facility Specifications

Leasable Building Area (square feet)

Office and Laboratory: 28,078
Light Manufacturing: 7,052
Total: 35,130

Building Characteristics:

  • Masonry exterior walls, metal stud/sheetrock interior walls
  • 4″ reinforced concrete floors & 12′ clearance under beam

Building Systems:

  • Facility is 100% heated, air-conditioned, and sprinklered
  • Entire building protected by personal code security system
  • Water, Sewer, Natural Gas and Electric Utilities
  • Fiber-Optic Telecommunications

Available Common Facilities:

  • Conference/board room
  • Break room/kitchen
  • Men’s/Women’s restrooms
  • Loading docks & ground level access
  • Reception area
  • Visitor and employee parking
  • Shared laboratory equipment

Tenant Services:

  • On-site building manager
  • Advisory assistance
  • Office/light material waste disposal
  • Individual mail boxes

TEC Tenants

Tenant Company Description Square Footage Employees
RTI Surgical Biotech R&D lab, medical devices and medications 15,383 25
Available for Lease 3,585 0
Available for Lease 3,943
NC Community College System BioNetwork Bioprocessing Center Bioprocessing education for the biotech industry 458 3
Available for Lease 335 1
Kerdea Technologies, Inc. Engine emissions 893 3
Accounting and Business Services of Eastern Carolina Accounting and consulting for technology start-ups 296 2
Available for Lease 423 0
Fuel 3D Handheld 3D scanner 444 2
Chirazyme Labs Biotech R&D 365 1
Simple & Sentimental Unique hand lettered goods 1,424 6
Service Corp of Retired Executives Small business mentoring and consulting service 160
TOTALS 10 26,125 70


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How to Start a Business in Pitt County

If you are interested in starting a business in Pitt County, the resources below are a good place to begin. The Pitt County Economic Development will be happy to put you in touch with contacts and resources that are relevant to your needs.

Prospective Business Owners

New Business Owners

Business Resources