Economic Development

Pender County, one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina, has a population of more than 65,000 residents. The county is positioned for growth and development with strategic priorities related to economic development, expansion of public infrastructure, growth management, quality of life and education. ( )

Pender County is home to beautiful beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and miles of Intracoastal Waterway. The county is often called the Land of History, the home of a national Revolutionary battlefield, Civil War struggles, and the New Deal settlement called Penderlea. We are home to family farms, small business, corporations, and a growing retail market.

Pender County is the coastal home to the vacation destinations of Surf City ({25AF747E-2702-43A9-87CB-0FFFC43137AF} ) and Topsail Beach ( ) on Topsail Island.

Pender’s county seat is the historic town of Burgaw, a charming small town. (

Pender County is poised to develop and recruit business and industry to the county. With infrastructure and a job ready workforce, Pender County takes a progressive and business-friendly approach to companies that create jobs and investment in the county. A variety of local and state economic incentive programs are available.

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