Onslow County is proud to be the home to Marine Corps Bases Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station. While the United States Marine Corps is our largest economic engine and significantly influences the economy of our community and the region, we also have a robust tourism sector, a growing regional retail sector and a long tradition of agri-business enterprises. Onslow County and its municipalities are very pro-business and will welcome you to join our thriving business community.

The businesses in Onslow County—located on the beautiful coast of the fast-growing state of North Carolina—enjoy easy access to two separate deepwater ports (Morehead City and Wilmington) and a state of the art airport (Albert J. Ellis, OAJ).

The Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) is located in Richlands, just 10 miles northwest of Jacksonville has new passenger and executive terminals. Served by two major airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, over 313,000 passengers travel through the airport annually to major international hubs.

Onslow County is in Foreign Trade Zone #214 and 4-lane highways going to either Port making trucking and transportation simple.

Onslow County has excellent broadband access and there is a dedicated high capacity high band width fiber optic service available to the subject site.

“Workforce” remains the most important issue to American businesses. Onslow County has multiple resources to address this concern.

The North Carolina Community College System’s renowned Customized Training Program, is a significant asset for new and existing industry. In addition, Coastal Carolina Community College, located in Jacksonville, has a cooperative engineering program with North Carolina State University to provide quality technical and engineering training in concert with business and industry in the area.

The Eastern North Carolina Regional Skills Center is instrumental in fueling the local workforce pipeline.

The SkillBridge program is a unique opportunity for businesses to provide apprenticeships and on the job training for exiting military members at no cost.

Businesses enjoy the benefit of a myriad of Jacksonville Onslow Economic Development’s (JOED) support services and networks. We look forward to assisting in your relocation or expansion needs to Onslow County.