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.
Revitalization efforts are energizing communities throughout Eastern North Carolina.
Partnerships ensure the region’s workforce is trained and ready to fill in-demand jobs.
Eastern North Carolina invests in upgrades to its transportation network.
Hyster-Yale Group offers opportunities for growth through multiple avenues
Eastern North Carolina’s Universities, Schools and Workforce Development Organizations Prepare Students for High-Tech Careers
The region raises awareness of career tracks in STEM fields
Research assets such as East Carolina University spark new enterprises in the region
Communities throughout Eastern North Carolina invest in their central business districts
Eastern North Carolina offers ideal location, skilled talent and an unrivaled quality of life
Eastern North Carolina offers a full menu of food producers
Highway, port expansions give boost to business in Eastern North Carolina