Major Industries

port.jpgCurrituck County is positioned in the ideal location on the eastern shore of North Carolina in very close proximity to the Norfolk Naval Base and the Port Of Virginia, opening up many possibilities for your business to distribute your goods and services worldwide. 

“Pentagon South” for the Defense
and Aerospace Industries

Currituck County can boast another name, "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 the Norfolk Naval Base, Hampton Roads, the Port of Virginia and NASA Langley Research Center provides easy access to many military and government partners.  Additionally our own Currituck County 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.

Ideal Conditions for Agriculture and Food Related Businesses

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 Hampton Roads region and Port of Virginia facilitates ease of product development and distribution to locations worldwide. 

Maritime On Time

Our coastal location in close proximity to the Norfolk Naval Base and 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.

Locally Established Businesses

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 that we nurture and support our existing business partners with a variety of useful resources and tools at both local and state levels. 

These industries are just a selection of the types of industries that can be successful in Currituck County. If your business or industry would benefit from our close proximity to the Norfolk Naval Base, the Port of Virginia or the east coast corridor, then give us a call to find out more information about building your business in Currituck County.

Currituck County Top 10 Employers

Here is a list (with links) of the county's top 10 employers.

Currituck County Board Of Education               

County Of Currituck                               

Academi Training Center                      

Sentara Family & Internal Medicine Physicians               

Food Lion                                         

Coastal Staffing                                  

Twiddy & Co of Duck Inc                           

Southland Trade Corp                              

Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America

YMCA of South Hampton Roads