Goldsboro, North Carolina now features the newest, premiere meeting space in the state—The Maxwell Regional Agricultural and Convention Center, referred to as The Maxwell Center. Officially opening to the public on March 1, 2018, this high-end venue is situated on a 66,000- square foot campus and includes state of the art audio-visual features, flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space, and pristine services, which have attracted the bookings of over 800 conferences, conventions, banquets and receptions within the first 18 operating months.
The City of Goldsboro and Wayne County are searching for qualified developers and hotel management companies to build a key hotel on the available 6-acre site adjacent to the Maxwell Center. As part of their efforts, the municipalities contracted with HVS to complete a market and feasibility study for a proposed hotel at the Maxwell Center. Although the study concluded the Goldsboro-Wayne County hotel market could support a 130-room upscale, select-service hotel with a 13.5% internal rate of return over a ten-year holding for an investor, the City and County will consider other design options that better support the financial investment of a hotel developer. Overall, the proposed subject hotel should offer a well-designed, functional layout that support areas and guest rooms, as well as compliment the travel demands generated by the Maxwell Center. The full report is available for download on this page, and upon request, a printed copy can be mailed by contacting the persons listed on this page.