The Gov. James G. Martin Building was made its debut on October 6, 2006. The new building includes 60 total toilet fixtures, and a multi-purpose room to serve the needs of the N.C. State Fairgrounds and is available to rent during non-fair time. The facility features tile interiors, day-lighting and easy access. In addition the entire midway area located adjacent to the Martin Building has been improved with large landscape planters, city park style lighting, and underground water, sewer and electrical systems. Year-round the Martin Building hosts small business meetings, training, social events, small trade shows, and many other types of events.