Johnston County sits just minutes from the technology hub of Raleigh, NC. Our location and pro-business climate positions us to be one of the fastest growing counties in one of the nation’s fastest growing regions.
Johnston County, North Carolina is located on the East Coast of the United States. We’re halfway between New York and Florida, and just about 2 hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A four hour drive to the north puts you in Washington, D.C. and a three hour drive to the southwest puts you in the financial center of Charlotte, NC.
Johnston County is part of the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. Home to major universities and fast-growing cities, the Research Triangle is frequently named as one of the best places in the U.S. for starting a business, finding a fulfilling career, and raising a family.
The region’s transportation network, which continues to expand, provides easy access to jobs, educational opportunities and quality of life amenities. They also allow for quick access to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, numerous regional executive jetports, and multiple deepwater ports, all of which are critically important for global commerce.
Johnston County is within an hour’s drive of 12 colleges and universities, including three world-class research universities. Collectively, these institutions serve more than 150,000 students annually and spend over $2 billion each year on research activities. Learn more about education in Johnston County.