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Zebulon - Wake County Municipality Highlight

Zebulon, population of 4,591 is known as the Town of Friendly People. The Town was incorporated in 1907 and was named after Zebulon B Vance, the governor of North Carolina during the Civil War. Zebulon maintains a small town charm while offering a high quality of life for its residents. Zebulon’s citizens and businesses enjoy first class fire and police protection, six municipal parks, and a community center. Zebulon is also home to Five County Stadium and the Carolina Mudcats, a minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Zebulon is ideally situated along US Highways 264 and 64 (future I-495), and is only 25 minutes from both I-95 and downtown Raleigh. Zebulon has a strong industrial tax base with companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Nomacorc, and US Foods. Zebulon is a great place to live, work, and play. Please visit Zebulon if you are considering locating your business to Wake County. 

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New and Expanding Companies

GlaxoSmithKline, a pharmaceutical, biologics, vaccines, and consumer healthcare company, is planning to hire 6 to 75 people to meet production needs for its Zebulon facility. GlaxoSmithKline's Zebulon facility is one of two manufacturing sites in North America for the company, which also packages and produces 20 different brands and products, including drugs such as Potiga, Valtrex, and Lamictal. Here is the full article about the announcement.

Branch Banking & Trust, a financial services company, is building a data center in Zebulon at the intersection of North Arendell Avenue and Green Pace Road. BB&T's data center will consist mostly of computers that will serve as a backup to BB&T’s control center in Wilson in case of a natural disaster. BB&T is investing 89 million dollars and constructing a 150,000-square-foot building that is expected to be completed on the nearly 50-acre property by the end of 2015. BB&T will employ between 20 and 30 associates at the new facility. Here is the full article about the announcement.

Quick Facts

Population: 4,591

Population Growth since 2010: 3.1% (138 people)

Population Growth since 2000: 13.5% (545 people) 

Zebulon Town Website

Zebulon Chamber of Commerce

You Don't Want to Miss When Visiting...

Carolina Mudcats baseball game. The Carolina Mudcats are a minor league baseball team that are currently members of the Carolina League and are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team. Get your tickets to Carolina Mudcats game by visting here before their regular season ends September 1. 

Six Great Parks and Plenty of Recreational Activities. The Town of Zebulon Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of active and passive leisure opportunities. Zebulon is proud to provide programs for youth, teens, adults, and senior citizens. The Zebulon Park System consists of 6 parks. Facilities within these parks include athletic fields, athletic courts, disc golf course, playgrounds, picnic shelters, trails, open areas, and natural areas.

New Resident Information. This link is a terrific resource for those that are new to Zebulon or would like more information about utilities, schools, public transportation, hospitals, and other general information about Zebulon. 

Eastern Wake News - Your source for the best local news about Zebulon. 

Major Employers

GlaxoSmithKline - 600 employees

US Food Service - 600 employees

Nomacorc - Worldwide Headquarters (500 employees worldwide)

Zebulon Economic Development Contacts

Rick Hardin, Town Manager,

Mark Hetrick, Planning Director, 


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