Uptown Greenville, NC




For Immediate Release: Contact: Scott Darnell
Telephone: 252-902-2080


GREENVILLE, NC (February 4, 2020) – Greenville, NC MSA continues to improve in annual Policom rankings.

Policom is an economic analysis firm that has been ranking the 384 MSAs nationwide since 1996. Policom focuses on addressing the condition of an economy from the viewpoint of its impact upon the “standard of living” of the people who live and work in an area. The Greenville, NC MSA is comprised of Pitt County.

The Greenville, NC MSA ranks 218 out of 384 for 2020. In 2019, Greenville MSA was ranked 235. In 2017, the ranking was 247. Other rankings for NC MSAs in 2020 are Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia – 26, Greensboro-High Point- 285, Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton-354, Raleigh-11, Wilmington-168, and New Bern-338.

Scott Darnell, Executive Director of Pitt County Economic Development Commission said, “The Policom report looks at many variables that positively and negatively impact an economy. The consistency of the analysis over a long period of time is important when looking at economic data. What we are seeing in the Greenville, NC MSA is sustainable economic progress over a longer period of time, which is encouraging. We have great household income growth in Winterville and Farmville and positive expansion opportunities in different sectors, as well as our County Government pursuing more real estate options for continued economic growth throughout the County. Our housing market remains strong with new multi-family opportunities growing in Greenville and other towns. Infrastructure investments from the bypass and expansions with ECU and Pitt Community College position us for greater economic opportunities. Our foundation is strong for continued growth of the Greenville, NC MSA.”

For more information on the MSA rankings, go to www.policom.com/rankings-metropolitan-areas

The Pitt County Development Commission recruits new industry and supports existing industry in Pitt County. Its mission is to promote job growth, diversify the County’s economy, and expand the local tax base. To learn more about the Pitt County Development Commission and their work to expand industry in Pitt County, visit www.LocateInCarolina.com