Improving Business in the Wilmington Region

Doing Business Here

Wilmington has been North Carolina’s “Gateway to the Global Economy” since colonial times. Our region’s assets – both natural and man-made – have produced a diversified modern economy that’s home to companies and people from around the worldOur businesses produce everything from foods, fiber optics and aircraft engines to life-saving pharmaceuticals and industry-leading financial technologies. All have one thing in common: a passion for sustained success.  

Future-focused leaders here collaborate in creating a ready inventory of industrial sites, commerce parks and Class A office space. Broad highways and mainline railroads complement the Port of Wilmington and Wilmington International Airport in connecting our companies to buyers, suppliers and 21st century opportunities. Responsive public schools and exceptional private academies join with Cape Fear Community College and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in shaping the human capital that drives results in today’s Knowledge Economy.