Target Industries for Currituck County, North Carolina
Welcome to "Pentagon South," home to a military-friendly workforce and a host of existing defense contracts tied to one of the largest military installations in the country. With a population that includes 12% veterans, Currituck County is the place to keep your job and get your life back. Our proximity to Hampton Roads, the Port of Virginia and NASA Langley Research Center provides easy access to many military and government partners. Additionally our own airport recently launched a partnership with College of the Albemarle to offer an Aviation Maintenance Technology course module to prepare students for FAA Part 147 certification.Agriculture/Food
More than just farm country, Currituck County is an ideal site to establish or expand your food-related business. Host to a seasonal Farmer's Market, it's also home to an organic brewery and winery. Our access to a wide selection of raw products and proximity to the Port of Virginia facilitates ease of product development and distribution to locations worldwide. Alternative Energy
Harnessing the power of the wind, sun and other naturally-occurring resources to power our world is part of the alternative energy policy in North Carolina. From offshore oil and gas leasing options to solar arrays and wind turbine farms, there are a variety of clean energy initiatives under exploration in the Currituck County area that offer viable opportunity for businesses. We are committed to supporting the development of a sustainable economy that protects our natural environment while encouraging energy independence and reductions in consumer cost.Port/Maritime
Our coastal location in close proximity to the Port of Virginia offers enviable access to the global marketplace. Additional direct import/export options include major rail and highways, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway system and the Currituck County Regional Airport --the only Outer Banks airport serving regional jet aircraft-- neighboring Norfolk International Airport.Local established
While it is the goal of Currituck County to attract new businesses that effectively utilize the region's amenities and workforce it is equally important to nurture and support our existing business partners with a variety of useful resources and tools at both local and state levels.