Take a glimpse of what it's like to work and live in this area.
Goldsboro City Hall in Downtown Goldsboro, NC
Goldsboro City Hall in downtown Goldsboro, NC features an iconic golden statue.
Cape Lookout National Seashore in Harkers Island, NC
Cape Lookout National Seashore in Harkers Island, NC not only features sailboats, but also dramatic dunes, free-roaming horses and the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
Maude Moore Latham Memorial Garden, Tryon Palace, New Bern, NC
Eastern North Carolina’s distinctive attractions bring visitors to the region in droves, while also providing a high quality of life for those who live there.
Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, NC
Lenoir Memorial Hospital is one of the leading hospitals in the Kinston, NC area.
Havelock Tourist and Events Center in Havelock, NC
An A-6E TRAM Intruder stands along Highway 70 near the Havelock Tourist and Events Center in Havelock, NC. The Eastern Region can flex its military muscle in a major way. The Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps air stations at Cherry Point and new River and the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are driving tremendous population growth in the region.
Evans Street in Downtown Greenville, NC
Restaurants and other businesses line Evans Street in downtown Greenville, NC.
Tar River in Downtown Greenville, NC
An old bridge from 1927 now carries walkers, joggers and cyclists as it joins the walking paths that crisscross the Town Common, along the banks of the Tar River in downtown Greenville, NC.
Grady-White Boats in Greenville, NC
Grady-White boats have been built in Greenville, NC, for over 50 years. Some 3,300 people work for the 40 boat building and marine trade firms in the region, where generations of boat building and a number of specialized training resources have created a deep pool of skilled and cost-effective labor.
Top 10 Food Festivals
Photo: Dylan Ray
North Carolina food festivals draw attendees across the United States.
North Carolina Baseball Museum, Wilson, NC
The North Carolina Baseball Museum at Fleming Stadium in Wilson, NC, contains relics and memorabilia related to North Carolina's baseball roots.
The Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Mt. Olive, NC
Mt. Olive Pickle Company is undergoing a $4.1 million, 77,000-square-foot expansion to its Wayne County production and warehouse space to accommodate future growth.
Port of Morehead City in North Carolina
The Port of Morehead City sits 4 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and handles both breakbulk and bulk cargo. It is the second-largest importer in the country for natural rubber.
Genome ID Group, Greenville, NC
The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis, built by Genome ID Group, LLC, has developed and validated practical applications for advanced human genome DNA analysis methods to create unique solutions in the field of forensic human identification.
ASMO in Greenville, NC
ASMO employs more than 500 and is adding 200 new jobs by 2016 at its Greenville facility, which makes DC motors and automotive systems.
Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC
Vidant Health received the 2013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award from the National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission for its innovation in patient safety and health-care quality at the local level.
Kinston, NC in Eastern North Carolina Region
NCEast Alliance's new marketing efforts will focus on rebranding Eastern North Carolina as an attractive location to relocate or expand a business.
Gateway Technology Center, Rocky Mount, NC
The Gateway Technology Center is a 16,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility with modern classroom space, high-speed Internet access, distance learning facilities and public computing access.
Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC
Visitors stroll among 14 acres of gardens at Tryon Palace and can learn about North Carolina's history.
Edgecombe Community College, Tarboro, NC
An Edgecombe Community College professor was recognized for efforts to increase the number of female STEM graduates. ECC helps to train workers to fill gaps at area manufacturing firms.
East Carolina Heart Institute at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
East Carolina University continues to move forward on its research initiatives and helps spur growth in the regions life science sector.
Keihin Auditorium, Edgecombe Community College, Tarboro, NC
One of the top draws for foreign firms is Eastern North Carolina's abundance of educational institutions, which include a major research university and 11 community colleges that provide customized workforce development training for industry.
UNC Wilmington's Center for Marine Science
The culture labs at UNC Wilmington's Center for Marine Science contains various species and toxicities of HABs, harmful algae blooms. Many of the laboratories at UNC Wilmington's Center for Marine Science are performing biotechnology research with organisms taken from the ocean.
Eastern Carolina University's Forensic Science program
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Eastern Carolina University in Greenville, NC, offers a bachelor's degree in multidisciplinary studies with a focus on forensic science that requires more coursework in chemistry and criminal justice studies than any other program in North Carolina.
Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC
Eastern Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, NC, ranks among the top U.S. medical schools for its primary care and family medicine programs.
Coast Guard Air Station in Elizabeth City, NC
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The aerospace and aviation industry is a key part of the Eastern North Carolina economy.r DRS Technologies, for example, refurbishes helicopters like those flown by the Coast Guard Air Station in Elizabeth City.
Mt Olive Pickle Co. in Mt. Olive, NC
Food production is a major employer in Eastern North Carolina. Among the region's largest food manufacturers is Mt Olive Pickle Co. in Mt Olive, NC. More than 20,000 people in the region work in food manufacturing.
The Cupola House in Edenton, NC
For more than 250 years, the Cupola House has stood watch from the north shore of Edenton Bay in in historic Edenton, NC, one of Eastern North Carolina's communities. The house was built in 1758 by Francis Corbin, land agent for John Carteret, Earl of Granville. Carteret was one of the last famous Lords Proprietors who, in the 17th century, acquired vast territories south of Virginia from King Charles II.
Port of Virginia
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Eastern North Carolina also offers proximity deep-water port facilities in Norfolk, VA, one of the two Panamax-ready ports on the East Coast.
Contentnea-Savannah K8 School in Kinston, NC
The STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math laboratory at Contentnea-Savannah K8 School in Kinston, NC. In Eastern North Carolina, organizations like the nonprofit STEM East network build connections between local employers, government organizations, and schools, colleges and universities around STEM learning.
Rocky Mount Engine Plant in Whitakers, NC
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The Rocky Mount Engine Plant in Whitakers, NC, assembles diesel engines and is one of Eastern North Carolina's largest employers.
STEM East, Eastern NC Region
STEM Education and Leadership prepares K-12 STEM educators and leaders to teach and disseminate new integrated approaches to STEM teaching and learning to benefit students in North Carolina to be career and college ready.
Port of Morehead City, in Morehead City, NC
The Port of Morehead City, in Morehead City, NC, sits just four miles from the Atlantic Ocean and handles both breakbulk and bulk cargo. Port of Morehead City is the second largest importer in the country for natural rubber.
East Carolina University in Greenville, NC
Biomedical engineering program at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, focuses on improving medical systems to enhance human health.
Keihin in Tarboro, NC
Keihin in Tarboro, NC, is one of three Japanese automotive suppliers calling eastern North Carolina home.
Whirligig Sculptures by Vollis Simpson, Wilson, NC
A two-acre public park in downtown Wilson, NC was dedicated in 2010 to the permanent conservation of 32 large-scale Whirligigs created by 91-year-old artist Vollis Simpson, a Wilson County native. His colorful, wind-powered kinetic “whirligig” sculptures are part of permanent collections at the N.C. Museum of Art and the Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.
Havelock Middle School in Havelock, NC
Students at Havelock Middle School in Havelock, NC, work on projects in the STEM Lab at the School. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Each class period the students work on projects ranging from robotics to the use of plastics and polymers.