North Carolina Economic Development Guide

2017

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57 N O R T H C A R O L I N A E C O N O M I C D E V E L O P M E N T G U I D E ith 300 miles of coastline for sailing, boating or relaxing by the ocean, the beach is the main — but defi nitely not the only — attraction. You can go on a deep-sea fi shing adventure or dine at Calabash, which calls itself the "Seafood Capital of the World" and is famous for its battered-and-fried shrimp, fi sh, oysters and clams. Stroll the river walk in downtown Wilmington, tour one of seven historic coastal lighthouses or, further inland, explore Greenville, home to one of the state's fastest- growing universities. A R O U N D T H E S T A T E | R E G I O N S W A T T R A C T I O N S • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Wright Brothers Memorial, the Outer Banks • Carolina Beach Boardwalk • Historic Tryon Palace, New Bern • Battleship North Carolina, Wilmington • Airlie Gardens, Wilmington • 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, Edenton E V E N T S • North Carolina Azalea Festival, Wilmington, April • North Carolina Seafood Festival, Morehead City, October • Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, November • North Carolina Jazz Festival, Wilmington, February • Fayetteville Dogwood Festival, Fayetteville, April • Hang Gliding Spectacular, Nags Head, May A T T R A C T I O N S Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Wright Brothers Memorial, the Outer Banks THE EAST Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Montgomery, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne and Wilson C O U N T I E S • Aerospace and defense • Agriculture • Biotechnology • Marine trades • Metalworking • Textiles • Tourism I N D U S T R I E S WILMINGTON VISITORS BUREAU/CHOWAN COUNTY TDA

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