Selma has the potential to become a major distribution center. The Interstate 95 luring Eastern Seaboard travelers from Maine to Florida has two exits in Selma and Highway 70 from Raleigh to the Coast crosses I-95 at Exit 97.
Two railroads – the Norfolk-Southern and CSX cross in Selma making it a prime area for industries needing rail access. The Selma Crossing certified site is a 160-acre property available for immediate development
Amtrak station in Uptown connects Selma to New York, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and New Orleans.
Nationally recognized hotels have located in Selma – Hampton Inn, Quality Inn, Days Inn - as well as major retailers such as J.R.’s Tobacco and DeWayne’s Home & Garden Showplace.
New and expanding industries are driving the economy. Sysco has invested nearly $40 million in a food distribution facility creating 500 jobs that pay $48,000 on average.
Johnston Community College launched a $4 million, 30,000-square-foot Workforce Development Center in which tailors training to meet emerging job demands.
Agriculture remains a vital force in Johnston County, where annual crop cash receipts of $145 million ranked first in the state.