North Carolina and Currituck are known for many positive attributes, including our famous southern hospitality. The rest of our charm comes from our rich history, local flavor, and unspoiled beaches, bays and marshes. Visitors come from all over the country to vacation in the tidewater region and experience our various recreational areas and warm, friendly residents.
Our miles of sand and surf are continually ranked among the top beaches in the United States. As a result, thousands of tourists spend their vacations in the Outer Banks every year. This influx of people presents an amazing opportunity for tourism-oriented business to ramp up business from spring until the middle of fall. A dedicated tourism site, Visit Currituck, helps visitors plan their stay.
From hotels to surf shops to restaurants, businesses can make the most of this famous stretch of the east coast. Tourists enjoy taking time to explore local places to get a real feeling of the area.
Since the tidewater region has such warm summers and mild winters, the opportunity for local agricultural business is year-round. North Carolina is home to more than 100 wineries and vineyards, and over 120 breweries, with 30 more planning to open in 2016. Food and drink trends are favoring local and homemade, and our local and homemade tastes bring people back for more of our famous Carolina BBQ, fresh seafood, and comfort foods.
Make note of the locals who live in this charming tidewater area as well. With large businesses that employ regional residents and current military families and retirees, there is a built-in base of customers year-round. These folks live here because they love it, and are happy to support and patronize local businesses.
Word has been spreading about the comfortable lifestyle in Currituck. Population in the county has grown four percent since the 2010 census and AccessNC projects continued growth of nearly one percent annually.
If you’re thinking about starting a business to promote tourism or promote local flavor in the Tidewater region, look no further. Currituck County is the perfect place for your business.