Local Educational Resources
Customized training, job placement, and internship opportunities help support the local and regional industries. Our community is home to the College of the Albemarle (COA) and Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). Other regional institutions include Tidewater Community College, Martin Community College, Roanoke Community College, Pitt Community College, Old Dominion University (ODU), and East Carolina University (ECU).
Elizabeth City has a joint civil-military regional airport supporting the US Coast Guard’s maintenance and operations of the HC-130j and MH-60T Jaycraft Aircraft. Adjacent to the Airport is the Elizabeth City Aviation Science Industrial Park with shovel-ready land for prospective aerospace businesses.
A River City
The beautiful, winding Pasquotank River runs right through the heart of the City’s downtown district providing many sightseeing, kayak, canoeing, sailing, and fishing excursions.
Downtown Has it All
Whether it’s work, live, or play, Elizabeth City’s downtown has it all. The historic buildings and breathtaking waterfront provide a great atmosphere. New apartments, Bed & breakfasts, chef-inspired restaurants, breweries, and art stores have sprung up in recent years providing a great quality of life for residents and visitors.