Labor Development

Labor Development in Elizabeth City, NC

The citizens of Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County are highly-skilled, with many working in local and regional manufacturing plants and military installations. The community supports this skilled labor with a variety of apprenticeship, certificate, and degree programs via 2 four-year colleges and 1 community college. Our laborshed covers most of Northeastern North Carolina and also communities in Southeastern Virginia. This represents an area where employees can commute to work in less than an hour’s drive.

Laborshed Statistics:


Total Population


Population Growth (2103-2018)


Number of Veterans


Civilian Laborforce


% of Associates Degrees
(13% above national average)


% of Bachelor’s Degrees

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