About the Wilmington Community
Wilmington is the eighth largest city in North Carolina and located in New Hanover County. Wilmington is a coastal town and port city situated in southeastern North Carolina and is considered approximately the midpoint of the eastern seaboard of the United States. The city is bordered by the Cape Fear River to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. While having a diverse population of over 120,000, the city is an active business, service and industrial center for the surrounding five-county area with a population of more than 484,000 people area-wide.
Forbes magazine's 17th annual ranking of Best Places for Business and Careers ranked Wilmington 35th out of the 200 largest metropolitan areas in the US. Wilmington earned the title of "Best American Riverfront" in USA TODAY's "10 Best" contest for the Nation's Best Riverwalk in 2014. Serving as economic drivers, prestigious companies, such as GE, Corning, PPD, PMG, nCino, Live Oak and Alcami, among others, are drawn to Wilmington due to its educated workforce and favorable tax and regulatory policies. Higher education institutions in the city are represented by the University of North Carolina – Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College. The film industry has also played a large role in the local economy with productions such as Iron Man 3, Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill.
With a beautiful riverfront, nearby beaches and a two-hour drive to the State Capital of Raleigh, Wilmington's location offers plenty of professional, educational, and recreational opportunities!