Wilmington, North Carolina is home to a state port, an international airport (ILM) and a regional teaching hospital (New Hanover Regional Medical Center). It also home to the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College, the fifth largest institution of its kind in the state. Several large corporations have operations in the area including PPD, Corning, Dell Laboratories, DAK Americas, Quintiles, GE/Hitachi Nuclear, Verizon, Guilford Companies, Time Warner Cable, Progress Energy, and AAI Pharma to name a few. Similarly, several national and regional bank and financial industrials are headquartered in Wilmington.
ScreenGems Studios continues to grow, maintaining North Carolina’s position as the largest film production location outside of California and New York. Iron Man 3, which is set to begin filming in 2012, will be the largest production to shoot in the state. The film will have an estimated economic impact of over $80 million while creating 550 crew jobs and over 1,000 talent opportunities.
Downtown Wilmington serves as the cultural and entertainment center for those who relocate to our area. It also serves as the reason why many of these companies chose to locate in the Greater Wilmington Area.
If you are considering a move to the Wilmington area, we urge you to visit these websites for additional information regarding living and working in New Hanover County.
Wilmington MLS Listings
Cape Fear Vistor's Center
Chamber of Commerce
New Hanover Regional Medical Center