Eastern North Carolina Regional Economic Development
North Carolina’s Eastern Region includes 28 counties with a combined population of more than 1.4 million people. The region excels across a broad range of industries, including life sciences, energy, value-added agriculture, motor vehicle assembly and parts manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, aerospace, tourism, and technology.Colleges and universities include 11 campuses of the North Carolina Community College System and East Carolina University. Major population centers include Greenville, Jacksonville, Goldsboro and Kinston, NC.
Assets like East Carolina University create a culture of entrepreneurship in the region
Downtown revitalization projects enhance the region’s communities.
Rich history, beautiful towns, easy living.
Eastern North Carolina’s military installations play an important role in workforce development efforts
From colonial settlers to the Wright Brothers, Eastern North Carolin has plenty of stories to tell
Advanced manufacturing in Eastern North Carolina runs on highly skilled workers
Learn how hospitals in Eastern North Carolina have developed a strong network of facilities and invested in technology to meet the needs of residents.
Employers of all sizes discover Eastern North Carolina's business advantages
Solar, wind, pipeline developments make the region a pacesetter in energy development.
Ports investment, intermodal service, highway expansion provide global business access
Deep talent pool and a major research university stimulate Eastern North Carolina's life sciences sector
Food processing, manufacturing companies and craft breweries find success across Eastern North Carolina.
Location, workforce, infrastructure attract foreign investment in Eastern North Caorlina
Learn how a commitment to increasing knowledge and expertise in its talent pool makes Eastern North Carolina an ideal base for a diverse group of industries.
Learn how cutting-edge STEM programs in Eastern North Carolina schools are preparing students for high-tech jobs that promise to transform the regional economy.