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Business Climate

Greenville offers a number of business cost advantages for companies looking to relocate or expand their operations:

  • Median household income of $41,119
  • Cost of living 10.4 percent below the national average
  • North Carolina is a right to work state with second lowest union rate in the nation at 3 percent
  • Pitt Community College offers customized workforce training at zero cost to a company
  • Greenville Utilities Commission provides great reliability and efficiency at a low cost; GUC offers attractive packages to businesses looking to expand and/or relocate in Greenville
  • Outstanding local water source, redundant power systems, 1-Gig internet
  • Median home price is only $121,300 

33rd Best Small Places for Business & Careers (Forbes)

East Carolina University is closely aligned with the community and region we call home, and we accept the challenges of eastern North Carolina as our own. We are 'open for business' collaborating daily with our education, industry, government, military and community partners. Whether preparing an innovation workforce, fueling new science and technologies, launching young entrepreneurs, creating new products, strengthening communities, or supporting job and investment creation, we remain committed economic development partners.