ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

7 Million Gallons of Water Per Day

That’s how much water is available to prospective industry in the city of Eden. Located between two large rivers, the Dan and Smith, water is our premier asset. As such an important commodity, that places Eden as a prime location for industries and companies who value this precious resource. Just ask MillerCoors, who has been proudly located in Eden for over 35 years and utilizes the high quality water straight from the Dan River.

Eden Resource Fast Facts:

·         7 million gallons per day of water are available to prospective industry

·         6 million gallons per day of waste water can be processed

·         1,300 +/- acres available with variety of industrial zoning designations

·         $96 million of untapped commercial potential within 10-mile radius

A Global and Diversified Economy

Eden’s industrial base includes companies that span the globe, including Gildan Activewear(Montreal) MillerCoors (SAB Miller of South Africa.)

Loparex (Based in NC, but with facilities in the Netherlands, India and Asia) and Innofa (headquartered in the Netherlands.)

Eden’s manufacturer’s involve textiles, floor coverings, personal protective equipment for the domestic and military market, and adult beverages.

Eden’s five trucking firms include award winning companies that serve its industrial community, including one of the first liquid natural gas fueled fleet in the nation.

Innovation in Workforce Education

Eden partnered with the local community college to create the RCC Center for Brewing Sciences, the first program of its kind in the nation. It is supplying skills for the growing brewing industry. Secondary and post-secondary students are being trained in aviation machining, automation systems and welding to fill the needs of the local and regional economy. 

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. located to a neighboring community because the local community college was training students on the same equipment they employ in their operation. Custom industry training programs are always available for local firms.

For more information, visit www.EdenNC.us/EconomicTourism.cfm or contact Mike Dougherty, Director of Economic Development at 336-612-8039 or mdougherty@edennc.us

FEATURED SITES and buildings

Eden INdustrial PArk

Eden is in the Piedmont Triad area which is comprised of twelve counties centered on the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. Major thoroughfares include U.S. Highways 29, 220 (future I-73), 311 and 158 and North Carolina Highways 14/ 87 and 700/770. The property is approximately 35 miles north of Piedmont Triad International Airport, where a FedEx hub is being constructed. Rail service is available to the property.

Basic Sportswear building

This well-maintained 139,100± sq. ft. building on 15.6± acres located in the Eden Industrial Park offers excellent access to the Triad Region’s highways and railroad.The property is zoned IP-1, Industrial Park District, a classification which permits a variety of uses, a few of which include manufacturing plants, warehouses, recreation facilities, private clubs, food processing plants, bakeries and builders supply facilities.

Innovation in Workforce Education

The mission of Rockingham Community College is to enhance individual and community success in Rockingham through education as well as full development of human potential, employment assistance, service to business and industry, and contributions to cultural and social development.