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Crossroads of  Charm and Innovation

Located at the crossroads of southern charm and modern innovation, Historic Downtown Wilson beckons residents and visitors alike to stop and stay awhile. Only five minutes from I-95, the major north/south corridor on the east coast, 45 minutes east of Raleigh and RDU international airport, two hours from the Atlantic Ocean and four hours from the Blue Ridge mountains, Historic Downtown Wilson offers incomparable access to the best of the past and the future.

Once heralded as “The World’s Greatest Tobacco Market,” Wilson, NC is now a thriving city of almost 50,000 people that has successfully recruited new business including pharmaceuticals, banking, and medical to replace the lost tobacco market revenue. During the heyday of the tobacco market in the late 1800s and early 1900s, its success drew prosperous farmers and businessmen to establish majestic homes downtown along West Nash Street, widely known as one of the most beautiful residential areas in North Carolina. Now lining the avenues of the downtown business district, historically-preserved architecture with high speed fiber optic internet blends the visions of yesteryear with the inspiration of tomorrow. Weathered brick tobacco warehouses and a Classical Revival courthouse share street space with today’s boutique shops, a regional business incubator and burgeoning arts community. A whimsical whirligig “farm” of massive, wind-driven, kinetic sculptures designed and constructed by renowned folk artist, Vollis Simpson, provides an arts-driven economic development engine for downtown revitalization.  Greenlight Broadband, Wilson’s community-owned, “fiber-to-the-home” network, beckons to businesses requiring lighting fast internet with local service and support.

Are you looking to relocate to escape the daily rat race but still have unparalleled access to points beyond?

Are you looking to start or expand your business?

Are you looking for an outing or meeting place for your group or family?

Come visit us in Historic Downtown Wilson where the past and the future co-exist.


What’s Happening Downtown

Rod Man

Boykin Series: Rod Man

October 28, 2016, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
108 Nash Street NE, Wilson

On The Border_Eagles Tribute

Boykin Series: On The Border

November 3, 2016, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
108 Nash Street NE, Wilson


Gig East: Growing The Gigabit Ecosystem

November 4, 2016, 8:00 - 12:00 PM
108 Nash Street NE, Wilson

Whirligig Festival Logo

North Carolina Whirligig Festival

November 5, 2016, 10:00 - 5:00 PM
112 Goldsboro St. East, Wilson