Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County are close to many of the nation’s top learning institutions
With 53 colleges and universities (including Tier I research universities North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, as well as 58 primary community college campuses across the state), North Carolina’s colleges and universities supply thousands of students to the state’s workforce each year.
What makes NC’s workforce among the best?
- North Carolina is home to the largest manufacturing workforce in the Southeast
- 22,500+ Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degrees annually
- Ranked #2 in the nation for State Educational Resources (Area Development, 2017)
- Ranked #2 for Competitive Labor Environment (Area Development, 2018)
- Ranked #4 Best Labor Climate (Area Development, 2017)
From training programs to continuing education resources, our colleges and universities value the intimate connection between a highly skilled workforce and economic development in our state – allowing North Carolina to support businesses in nearly every industry, from advanced manufacturing and agtech to life sciences and technology.
And with a population growing twice as fast as the national average, our talent pool is constantly growing. Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County are within easy reach of North Carolina’s workforce.