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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 April 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 Enterprises

In 1981, Coastal Enterprises, Inc. opened its doors as a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving the community by providing training and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. By 2001, it had expanded its operations into Wilmington, and today provides over $6 million in wages and benefits to over 600 adults with disabilities in our communities.

 While a significant portion of the Coastal Enterprises, Inc. contracts are for services performed aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River, the Jacksonville location office also manufactures various items for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). This includes brass and chrome belt buckles as well as panel signal markers for landing zones and are attached to tanks, trucks, rucksacks and anything that needs to be identified from the air. Over the years, and with the ingenuity of creative employees, they even have proprietary equipment to make these items as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.

Perhaps the most amazing piece of equipment they manufacture is the blank firing apparatus or BFA for the M4 Carbine and M16 rifle. Through a series of presses, and a manufacturing partner in Onslow County, Coastal Enterprises produces approximately 80,000 BFAs a year and is DLA’s sole supplier of BFAs. Every Marine that passes through Jacksonville and Onslow County should be happy to know that Coastal Enterprises, Inc.–and a neighbor of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune–is a part of their training

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