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Peanut Drive – Economic Drivers in Chowan County

Drive through Edenton on a crisp, fall day and you’ll likely notice a tantalizing aroma in the air that will remind you of sweet summer nights at the ball field and the smell of hot, freshly roasted peanuts!  

That delicious nutty fragrance is due to the peanut roasting plants located on Peanut Drive in Edenton. 

But peanut roasting plants aren’t the only manufacturers residing on Peanut Drive. 

In fact, this corridor in Edenton is home to a number of businesses and manufacturing facilities that have made Chowan County their home and have significantly invested in this region of North Carolina.

Collectively, these businesses provide hundreds of jobs to local workers and significantly boost the economy of Chowan County. They are some of the key economic drivers in Chowan County. 

Here is a list of businesses you’ll find on Peanut Drive:

Regulator Marine

This family-owned business builds some of the finest offshore sport fishing boats in the United States. With clients all over the world, their boats are in high demand and renowned for their craftsmanship and attention to detail. 

Olam Edible Nuts

A Fortune Global 500 company with locations all over the world, Olam’s Edenton plant is part of a global food and agri-business, supplying nut-based products to customers world-wide.  Olam offers a large variety of nuts from all major origins wherever nuts are grown.

Jimbo’s Jumbos, Inc. – Hampton Farms Peanuts

Though it started as a small, family-run business, Hampton Farms Peanuts has become a leading roaster of in-shell peanuts in the United States, with manufacturing facilities from the East Coast to the West Coast. You’ll even find their peanuts at your favorite Major League Baseball stadium! As part of Hampton Farms, Jimbo’s Jumbos supplies peanuts and peanut products to customers nationwide. 

JLA International, Inc.

This global company specializes in food safety and product testing, offering a full range of agricultural, analytical, and microbiological services. They work with other food manufacturing companies to provide process and product development support. 

Edenton Construction Co.

A locally-owned, family-run company that offers a variety of services to meet the growing construction needs in Chowan County.  Their craftsmanship and handiwork can be found all over the county. 

Eastern Heating and Cooling

This family business specializes in providing top of the line heating and cooling products, services, and maintenance for residents in Chowan County and surrounding counties. They care about their neighbors, and it shows in their prompt and helpful response to all heating and cooling needs. 

Colony Tire – Corporate Offices

On the corner of Peanut Drive and N. Broad Street, Colony Tire is a multimillion-dollar business and one of the leading tire distributors and automotive service providers in North America. With over 30 locations, this premier auto care and tire company serves vehicle owners throughout NC, VA, and TN.

Other than their location on Peanut Drive, what connects the majority of these companies is that they started as small family businesses that continue to be family-oriented and value-driven.

They care about Edenton and the residents who work in their plants and call Chowan County their home. And they care about producing the highest quality products and services.

These businesses on Peanut Drive continually reinvest in Chowan County and are vital to the economic growth of this region. With their input, investments, and initiatives, Edenton and Chowan County continue to grow as an economic hub of Eastern North Carolina.

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