Beaufort County Economy
Beaufort County, North Carolina is located only 1.5 hours East of Raleigh, NC and 30 minutes east of Greenville, North Carolina and is a part of the Greenville-Washington Combined Statistical Area (GWCSA). People move to Beaufort County from all around the country for the waterfront living, agreeable climate, lack of bumper-to-bumper traffic, a diverse economy, good schools, and our southern hospitality.
Workforce & Industries
Combined as the GWSCA, Beaufort and Pitt Counties have a population of over 220,000 and a workforce of over 107,000. The GWSCA workforce is talented, available, trainable, and growing with a pipeline of labor coming from the GWSCA's high schools, community colleges, university, and retrained workers. Over 150 manufacturing establishments call the GWCSA home, employing over 8,500 people. These manufacturers produce a multitude of products such as air filters, boats, electric motors, lift trucks, pharmaceuticals, plastic parts, metal fabrications, retail store fixtures, and truck bodies.
North Carolina is Number 2 on Forbes' list of best states for business and careers. Beaufort County is home to a wide variety of companies, such as:
- AAF Flanders
- Carver Machine Works
- Iconic Marine Group
- idX Impressions
- InterMarket Technology
- ITW Medical Inc.
- National Spinning Co.
- Oakridge Industries
- PAS USA Inc.
- VT Hackney
There are a number of reasons why a wide variety of companies have located their business in Beaufort County including:
- Competitive tax rates
- Solid business climate
- Highly capable workforce (17% of the private workforce is engaged in manufacturing)
- Three airports located between 30 to 120 minutes from Beaufort County providing daily flights via major air carriers
- Major deepwater ports within 120 minutes of Beaufort County