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101 W. Water Street Edenton NC 27932

Small Town

Big Business

Building a thriving economy doesn't happen by accident.

Building and creating a diverse economy that can support and attract businesses is not something that happens by accident. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Fortunately, in Edenton and Chowan County, we’ve been working at it for a long time. 

Our community has a strong history of entrepreneurship and innovation, and we’re always looking for new ways to support local businesses. Whether it’s through investing in infrastructure, providing training and education opportunities, or offering incentives for new businesses, we’re committed to building a thriving, diverse economy that benefits everyone in our community. To meet the growing needs of Edenton and Chowan County, the Partnership is helping recruit employees, investors in commercial or residential properties, and volunteers interested in supporting the schools, our local hospital, and the numerous historical sites that make Edenton and Chowan County a special place to live with a lifestyle not found in other places.

Albemarle Boats HQ

Manufacturing

Marine Production

Shipping and Transportation

Agriculture and Food Production

Healthcare

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Edenton and Chowan County’s manufacturing base is truly remarkable. Our businesses have a rich history of producing top-quality goods with exciting and innovative manufacturing techniques, leading to sustained economic growth and prosperity for us and our businesses. 

Albemarle boats

Marine Production

We are home to several well-known marine manufacturers that have gained worldwide recognition. These companies have been producing high-quality boats, engines, and other marine equipment for decades, and their products have become synonymous with reliability and durability. These manufacturers are massive contributors to our local economy by providing jobs and leading economic growth. With their commitment to excellence and innovation, these companies have made Edenton and Chowan County their home and helped establish the area as a hub for the marine industry.

Stevens Towing tug and barge near their Chowan county port

Shipping and Transportation

Edenton and Chowan County’s shipping and transportation industry is thriving. Our strategic location on the coast makes us a premier choice as a hub for shipping and logistics. Numerous companies have set up shop in Edenton and Chowan County to take advantage of our favorable business environment, location, infrastructure, and abundant natural resources. The industry employs a significant number of local residents and has helped to boost the town and county’s economy. 

peanuts

Agribusiness

Edenton and Chowan County are home to a diverse array of major agricultural and food processing businesses. From large-scale soybean, corn, and peanut farms to innovative food manufacturing facilities, the area is a hub for all things related to agriculture and food production. Many of these businesses have been operating in the area for generations, and their expertise and experience have helped to shape the local economy and culture. 

ECU Health Logo

Healthcare

Edenton and Chowan County offer a plethora of healthcare options that cater to the needs of both residents and visitors. The town is home to ECU Health Chowan Hospital, a regional hospital connected with the East Carolina Brody School of Medicine that boasts dozens of specialties, along with numerous doctor offices and healthcare specialists located throughout the area. With such a diverse range of healthcare services available, individuals can rest assured that they will receive quality care, whether they require routine check-ups or more complex procedures. Edenton and Chowan County are truly the perfect destinations for those seeking excellent healthcare options.