WORKFORCE & EDUCATION

With technical colleges and major universities nearby, Brunswick is home to skilled workers, specialized labor and the ability to customize training to suit your business needs.

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ACCESS TO SKILLED TALENT

Two universities and three community colleges (all with manufacturing curriculum) help feed the Brunswick County talent pool. More than 200,000 skilled workers, 53,000 college students, and a network of experienced executives live nearby. We’ve seen a 70% increase in college graduates from 2008 – 2018, and over 30% of the workforce holds at least a 4-year degree.

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CUSTOMIZED TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Three local community colleges offer a full range of technical training programs; you can work with local educators to tailor this curriculum to your individual company needs. The North Carolina University System also offers department-specific internship programs so that college graduates have the knowledge to transition seamlessly into the workforce.

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NCWORKS PROGRAMS

NCWorks offers On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Paid Work Experience (WEX) programs, helping you create a fast track connection to talent.

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RAPID GROWTH

Brunswick County is the fastest growing county in North Carolina, and the sixth fastest in the U.S. as of 2018-2019. We’ve seen a 13% increase in job growth from 2013 to 2018 and we expect those numbers to continue to trend upward.

ABOUT BBID

Brunswick Business & Industry Development is the economic partnership driver of commerce, opportunity, and growth in Brunswick County, North Carolina.

CONTACT US

1175 Turlington Ave, Suite 202
Leland, NC 28451

Phone: (910) 408-1603
Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30AM – 5:00PM