Are You a Beach Bound CEO?

As the southeastern point in a regional economic development and technology “Triangle”, Wilmington is situated in the beautiful coastal corner of North Carolina, southeast of both the tech powerhouse Raleigh Research Triangle and Charlotte’s vast banking industry. Attracting generations of global business leaders from Wall Street’s top firms to America’s leading industrial and technology giants, all three sides of the Wilmington Triangle provide visitors and business owners with a unique, magical set of experiences, drawing many to return every year, or as permanent residents! Wilmington is home to the workforce, companies, entrepreneurial support and quality of place that drive knowledge sector development.

Wilmington, NC is blessed with sandy beaches and breezy warm weather. Our clear, warm gulf stream-kissed water also produces great waves, leading National Geographic to recently name Wrightsville Beach as one of the top ten surf towns in the world!  The Riverwalk in Historic Downtown was just voted to Best Riverwalk in the nation by USA Today.  

Wilmington’s vibrant film industry has led our city to be crowned “Hollywood East,” and it's one of the busiest television and movie production centers in the nation. Visitors and residents regularly cross paths with famous actors and directors here on high-profile projects. The film industry cluster here includes creative and knowledge-based firms and professionals supporting the industry. Many have decided to live here.

Home to nearly 20,000 students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and one of the state’s largest community colleges (CFCC), Wilmington boasts an enviable demographic of well-educated workers.

Downtown Wilmington, overlooking the beautiful Cape Fear River, is the historic "Port City" with a modern flair. An abundant array of museums, boutiques, restaurants and watering holes offer something for everyone. Entrepreneurial business incubators have taken root in many of them, along with some the region's fastest growing businesses in software, clinical research, social media, apps, games and web design.

Experience What’s Next – Wilmington, North Carolina! Island beaches, exciting, creative businesses in full bloom and a relaxing cosmopolitan riverfront downtown. Few places on earth can make you feel like you’re on the beach, in Hollywood and Silicon Valley all in the same day! Come visit and experience all that Wilmington has to offer and discover the next big thing!

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