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.
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.
North Carolina is home to the 4th largest military population in the nation, with more than 80% of those personnel residing in the state’s southeastern region. Here’s what that means for you: a ready-to-go workforce with advanced leadership skills, decision-making capabilities and in-demand occupational experience. Tap into a talent pool of trained veterans with skills in engineering, IT, communications, and more.
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.
NCWorks offers On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Paid Work Experience (WEX) programs, helping you create a fast track connection to talent.
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.
Find out how Brunswick’s location and resources can help you unlock your potential.
Brunswick Business & Industry Development is the economic partnership driver of commerce, opportunity, and growth in Brunswick County, North Carolina.
1175 Turlington Ave, Suite 202
Leland, NC 28451
Phone: (910) 408-1603
Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30AM – 5:00PM