Why ENC/

Location & Infrastructure

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Eastern North Carolina has convenient access to road, air, rail, and sea transportation within the region, along with many more options nearby. Plus, with the area’s mild climate, business is able to move year-round without major weather-induced delays.

In the nine county region, there’s access to several four-lane highways along with Interstate 587 and future Interstates 42 and 87 with Interstate 95 nearby. 

Along with various private and executive airports, the area is home to three regional airports:

  • Pitt-Greenville Airport (PGV) in Greenville
  • Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) in New Bern
  • Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) in Jacksonville

In addition, the North Carolina Global TransPark is a multimodal industrial park and airport located in Kinston. The TransPark’s 11,500-foot runway is one of the longest runways east of the Mississippi River. 

For cargo rail, Norfolk Southern Railway, CSX Transportation, and Carolina Coastal Rail all have a presence in the area. 

Positioned along the East Coast, our region is home to the Port of Morehead City in Carteret County. This breakbulk and bulk facility is one of the deepest on the East Coast, and it's just four miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It's also within 700 miles of more than 70% of the U.S. industrial base. Plus, just a short drive south is the Port of Wilmington, one of few Southern ports with readily available berths and storage areas for containers and general cargo. It offers terminal facilities serving container, bulk, breakbulk, and roll-on-roll-off operations.