U.S. Coast Guard

Elizabeth City is a “Coast Guard City”

One of the U.S. Coast Guard’s busiest bases, Support Center Elizabeth City is home to five commands: Air Station Elizabeth City, Support Center, Aircraft Logistics Center, Aviation Technical Training Center and a small-boat station. The base is the Coast Guard’s largest aviation facility and it is the largest employer in Northeastern North Carolina. See numbers, as of October 2015, below.

Elizabeth City residents have a great amount of respect for the men and women who represent the “Guardians of the Coast” and the important work they conduct to keep U.S. shorelines safe. On May 29, 2015, the special relationship between the base and community became official when U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Paul Zukunft designated Elizabeth City a “Coast Guard City,” an acclaimed distinction given to only 16 other cities in the U.S. that have demonstrated special efforts to acknowledge the professional work of the Coast Guard men and women assigned to the area.

Base size 900 acres
Buildings 100
Military Personnel 855
Civilian Employees 615
Contract Employees About 650
Contracts Administered $450 Million

Economic Impact

Category Amount
Payroll $95,000,000
Local Contracts (ALC) $30,000,000
Local Contracts (other Commands) $5,000,000
Utilities and Local Construction $7,000,000
Total* $117,000,000

* Figures do not include payments to Coast Guard retirees living in the Elizabeth City area.

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