August 6, 2022
North Carolina Railroad Company Announces New Director of Economic Development

The North Carolina Railroad Company welcomed Joe Stallings as its new Director of Economic Development effective July 11, 2022.  Stallings previously served as the Economic Development Director for the Town of Garner and offers more than 11 years of experience in Economic Development.

“We are excited that Joe is joining the NCRR team”, says NCRR President & CEO, Carl Warren. “He brings a lot of great experience and a practical, proactive focus to the leadership of the NCRR economic development programs – NCRR Invests, and Build Ready Sites. He is a thoughtful team player, and he will help us win in North Carolina”

Prior to working in Garner, Stallings worked in rural North Carolina in economic development for the Town of Benson. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a B.S. in political science with a concentration in town, city and county management and a minor in regional planning.

“It is an honor to be a part of an organization that has such a long history in helping position the State of North Carolina for continued economic prosperity.  I look forward to building on NCRR’s successes and assisting our economic development partners around the state in keeping North Carolina one of the greatest places to do business in the world”.

About the North Carolina Railroad Company

The North Carolina Railroad Company is a private corporation whose stock is owned by the State of North Carolina.  The Company manages the use of 317 miles of track stretching from Charlotte to the Port of Morehead City.  The Company’s mission is to put the North Carolina Railroad Company to work for the good of the people of North Carolina and improve our state by expanding freight rail opportunities to grow business, enabling rail to move people and investing in North Carolina.

 

 

The North Carolina Railroad: Collaborating with Communities and Spurring Economic Growth

Today is NCRR Charter day. Our charter, signed in 1849, outlined a need to connect the state from "east to west." We're proud to say our 317-mile rail corridor helps move people and freight east to west AND north to south. Don't worry, we'll keep exceeding expectations.

The weight ratio between a car and a soda can is about 4,000 to 1. The weight ratio between the average freight train and an average family-sized car is also 4,000 to 1. When a car hits a soda can, the can is destroyed. Don't be the soda can. #STOPTrackTragedies

Did you know U.S. railroads, on average, move one ton of freight nearly 500 miles on just one gallon of fuel? That's about four times more efficient at hauling freight than a truck. So, who's interested in learning more about using rail for your freight shipping needs?

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