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Welcome to Jacksonville Onslow Economic Development

The Mission of JOED is to stimulate, encourage and promote economic development in Onslow County and its municipalities. We strive to accomplish this through the recruitment of new business and investment, the creation of new jobs and assisting in the retention and expansion of our existing business and industry.

Featured Property

New Industrial Shell Building Coming Soon


Chairman Ed Garris is delighted to inform you that the Onslow County Board of Commissioners, at their October 3rd meeting, voted to award the contract for the construction of a 30,000 sq. ft. industrial shell building in the amount of $1,424,924 to Pro Construction, Inc. and to authorize the Chairman of the Board to execute the contract documents on behalf of the County.  JOED has pledged $250,000 towards the project from our Reserves, made possible by the JOED Investors.

The JOED Building & Sites Committee and staff will be engaged in the construction of the building, estimated completion date is Spring 2017.

Please express your appreciation and support to our Commissioners for their active participation in the economic growth of Onslow County and their partnership enjoyed by JOED.

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Existing Industry Spotlight

Coastal Carolina Cutting Boards

Coastal Carolina Cutting Boards is a family business of woodworkers stretching back five generations. The family’s history with wood stretches from wood flooring to ornamental pieces on marine crafts. When the recent recession forced owner Tom Dean to look for other revenue streams, he started experimenting with the woods he had available. He soon discovered how a unique blend of woods made a very distinctive style of cutting boards. This is when the hobby he discovered started turning into a serious new business venture.


Coastal Carolina Cutting Boards has a deep commitment to working with Veterans. Nearly 100% of Tom’s workforce is a Veteran or directly related to one. However, this is not purely out of good will. Tom has seen the value of hiring Veterans and believes those working with him today are a significant part of the successes of the young company.


Coastal Carolina Cutting Boards recently had the opportunity to support the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW) annual fundraiser with Giada De Laurentiis. The company has also been highlighted on Time Warner Cable News and WRAL News to discuss the company’s recent successes and outreach to the community and Veterans.


Tom and Coastal Carolina Cutting Boards proudly support Kids Making It by donating a portion of each cutting board sale to them. Kids Making It is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth program, teaching woodworking, life, and entrepreneurial skills to at-risk youth from age 8 into young adulthood.

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