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Workforce innovation is a key component to Economic Development.  In our globally competitive world, no country, state or region can rest on its laurels.  Economic situations can change rapidly, and the success of a region is based upon continuous strategic economic development.

In order to meet the needs of current businesses and attract new ones, a well-prepared workforce is necessary.  That requires people with an education that allows for lifelong learning, people with knowledge and skills that are transferable from job to job, and people with the confidence and vision to see the opportunities before them.

North Carolina's Eastern Region Development Commission is the economic development agency for the 13-county region. The Commission offers confidential site location assistance and information to companies considering the Eastern Region for a business location or expansion.

The Eastern Region encompasses nearly 7,000 square miles, with a population of approximately 1,000,000 and a workforce of 470,000+. Several factors make the Region an excellent location for manufacturers, distributors and other business operations, including:

• Progressive business climate that fosters the growth and success of your business
• Highly productive workforce with a broad diversity of skills
• Nationally-recognized education and training resources
• Affordable labor, real estate, utility and living costs
• Large supply of quality industrial buildings and commercial sites
• Utility capacities to handle most manufacturing and service operations
• Centrally located for superior access to eastern U.S. markets
• Quality of life that perennially ranks among America’s best

Economic Development Commission

Counties Served

North Carolina’s Eastern Region Development Commission (NCER)
3802 Highway 58 N
Kinston, NC 28504
Phone: 1-800-474-8499

Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Nash, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Wayne and Wilson

The Eastern Region Wokforce Innovations Network is a Collaborative Project of the following Economic and Workforce Development Organizations:

©Eastern Region Workforce Innovations Network, 2008.