Location

The businesses in Onslow County—located on the beautiful coast of the fast-growing state of North Carolina—enjoy easy access to two separate deepwater ports (Morehead City and Wilmington) and a state of the art airport (Albert J. Ellis, OAJ). Onslow County has  4-lane highways going to either Port making trucking and transportation simple. The Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) is located in Richlands, just 10 miles northwest of Jacksonville has just completed new passenger and executive terminals. Served by two major airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, over 320,000 passengers travel through the airport annually to major international hubs.

Strong, Stable Economy

Home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, the nation’s second largest Marine installation—and largest on the east coast—Onslow County enjoys an incredibly strong and stable economy. Economic Impact studies show that the military (Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River) combined to contribute close to $5 Billion annually to the regional economy. Learn more about the Military in Onslow County.  When you add the manufacturing, service, tourism and trade sectors with that impressive foundation it's evident why Onslow County sees steady growth year in and year out.

Great Quality of Life

As a coastal North Carolina community, Onslow County enjoys a temperate climate with all four seasons. While snow isn’t unheard of, there is rarely enough to cause school or business closures.

Because of its location on the Atlantic Ocean, our community offers easy access to some of the most beautiful (and quiet) beaches in the country. A great example is Hammocks Beach State Park – accessible only by boat, this island is perfect for camping, picnics and just enjoying nature.

Avid fisherman will enjoy easy access to game fish found in the gulf stream, while recreational boaters and sunbathers may prefer cruising the intracoastal waterway and stopping for breaks on any number of uninhabited islands, complete with white sand beaches.

You don’t have to love the beach to enjoy living in Onslow County—golf courses, city and county parks, hiking trails and bike paths all contribute to the area’s livability. 

Available Buildings and Sites

With such a great location and quality of life assets, plus a strong stable economy, you may have already realized this is a great place to locate your business. Thanks to years of planning and a pro-business government, there are a number of infrastructure-rich business and industrial parks in the area capable of handling businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Start your building and sites search here. Please feel free to email or call us at anytime, we are happy to assist your business growth.